SUPER WOMAN: Jeanie Borlaug Laube unites global wheat community

May 29, 2015

International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers to submit stories about women they admire for their selfle …

SUPER WOMAN: Jessica Rutkoski conquers math demons, finds success as wheat breeder

May 29, 2015

In high school, Jessica Rutkoski was similar to many girls who suffer from the tedium and complexity of high school arithmetic – she avoided it.

Food Security

May 20, 2015

As staple foods, maize and wheat provide vital nutrients and health benefits, making up close to two-thirds of the world’s food energy intake, and contributing 55 to 70 percent of the total calories i …


May 20, 2015

CIMMYT aims to enhance the relevance and overall impact of maize and wheat-specific interventions for smallholder farmers. Raising the productivity of these crops is essential to alleviate poverty and …

CIMMYT Remembers Vital Legacy of Gender Specialist Paula Kantor

May 14, 2015

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor. Paula died on May 13, in the aftermath of …

Celebrating CIMMYT: what will the next 50 years hold?

April 16, 2015

Photo credit: CIMMYT A year of celebrations in honor of Dr. Norman Borlaug’s birth centennial was officially closed last Thursday 9 April in a ceremony at CIMMYT headquarters in Mexico. “If he (my fat …

Industrial water run-off can sustainably boost crop production

April 13, 2015

An irrigation project in Ethiopia uses industrial runoff from a brewery to nourish wheat crops, diverting it from a nearby river and protecting the health of local residents.

Pakistan marks Borlaug’s 100th birthday with commemorative stamp

January 19, 2015

Pakistan’s National Philatelic Bureau issued a commemorative postage stamp to honor the 100th birthday, last 25 March, of late wheat scientist and Nobel Peace Laureate, Dr. Norman E. Borlaug.

Updated Web Wheat Atlas 3.0 prioritizes user experience

November 21, 2014

Whether you are a scientist, a researcher or simply interested in learning more about the vital staple crop that provides 20 percent of the world’s calories, the Wheat Atlas can help.

Global wheat-rust research aids Ethiopian farmers

November 13, 2014

The 2014 World Food Prize laureate, Sanjaya Rajaram’s adaptable, high-yielding wheat varieties are grown on more than 58 million hectares worldwide.

Borlaug Centennial celebrated with international summit

April 7, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT More than 700 people from nearly 70 countries joined with some of the greatest minds in agriculture and food security during 25-28 March to recognize the legacy of Dr. Norman E. …

The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: 26 March

March 27, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Read the Storify recap here.   Today’s sessions at the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security recognized Dr. Norman Borlaug’s legacy and the roles of wheat and wheat farm …

CIMMYT partner honored with agriculture prize

October 29, 2013

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT A long-time colleague of CIMMYT received the inaugural 2013 World Agriculture Prize from the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for the Agricultural and Life S …

Capacity building works to combat wheat rusts

October 17, 2013

Photo: CIMMYT For the fifth consecutive year, scientists from around the world met at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) facility in Njoro for training on “Standardization of Stem Rust N …

‘The 50 PACT’ Conference: collaborate for better food security in South Asia

September 3, 2013

Farmers need to be more involved in developing and refining technology. This was one of the key conclusions of a technology working group comprised of leading Asian scientists, representatives of farm …

Announcing Borlaug100

August 28, 2013

On 25 March 1914, a man who would change the face of agriculture around the world was born. Dr. Norman Borlaug, tireless hunger fighter and one of only six people to have won the Presidential Medal of …

Nepal wheat scientists receive government award

July 4, 2013

The Government of Nepal and the Nepal Agricultural Research Council (NARC) awarded Madan Raj Bhatta, Sarala Sharma, Deepak Bhandari, Dhruba Bahadur Thapa, and Nutan Raj Gautam — winners of the first-e …

Women in Triticum visited CIMMYT

April 17, 2013

During the month of March, CIMMYT-Obregon hosted six winners of the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award. The Award, established in 2010 by the Borlaug Global Rust Initiativ …

Nepal team receives the 1st BGRI Gene Stewardship Award

September 19, 2012

The first-ever Borlaug Global Rust Initiative (BGRI) Gene Stewardship Award was awarded to the Nepal wheat team for their performance in promoting durable wheat varieties and enhancing food security. …

International conference confronts Ug99

March 24, 2009

A mixture of cultures and crop specialists poured into Ciudad Obregon, Sonora state, Mexico, this week for a four-day conference on a deadly pathogen that, if left unchecked, could threaten global foo …