Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

How collaboration can help grow and transform agriculture in Africa

May 16, 2018

Women at a maize mill in Ethiopia. Photo: CIMMYT/P. Lowe It’s been four years since African leaders met in Equatorial Guinea to commit themselves to boosting agricultural growth across the continent. …

Keeping virulent wheat diseases in check amid pressures of climate change

April 1, 2016

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat is a new project that aims to mitigate climate change threats to wheat and develop disease-resistant and heat-tolerant varieties, writes Cornell’s Ronnie Coffman.

Scientists share strategy at conference to halt migratory wheat disease

February 8, 2016

Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.

Getting the most out of wheat

October 28, 2014

Wheat contributes significantly to the daily intake of essential dietary components, including B vitamins, minerals such as iron and zinc and dietary fiber.

Why wheat matters

August 14, 2014

The history of wheat is the history of civilization.

Droughts in major wheat areas can fuel revolutions

March 6, 2013

A February 2013 report from the Center for Climate & Security entitled “The Arab Spring and Climate Change” identifies climate change consequences—among them global and local wheat shortages and p …

Advanced wheat improvement

March 9, 2007

Eight breeders from developing countries arrived in El Batán this week to attend the Advanced Wheat Improvement course. They come from India, Pakistan, Sudan, Egypt, Ecuador and South Africa and will …

First international meeting of the GRI

October 13, 2006

The First International Workshop of the Global Rust Initiative (GRI), 9-11 October, ended in Alexandria, Egypt, with agreement that a tremendous coordinated effort is needed to combat the resurgence o …