Posts Tagged ‘global’

New publications: The importance of wheat in the global food supply to a growing population

March 15, 2018

A new publication discusses the importance of wheat in the global food supply and meeting future demand from a growing population.

New guides help agricultural scientists think gender in research design

March 5, 2018

A new set of resources has been released to aid agricultural researchers in integrating gender sensitivities into their research for development projects.

Seed savers celebrate “Doomsday Vault” tenth anniversary

February 22, 2018

CIMMYT’s Maize Germplasm Bank has its entire collection backed up in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Photo: CIMMYT archives EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — The “Doomsday Vault,” that safeguards fall-back …

Scientists confirm value of whole grains and wheat for nutrition and health

February 15, 2018

New study flattens claims that gluten and wheat are bad for human health. Photo: CIMMYT archives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 15 February 2018 EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A new, exhaustive review of recent s …

Ag women speak out for International Day of Girls and Women in Science

February 9, 2018

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CIMMYT asked women involved in agricultural science to share their views on what they would like to see change.

New technical guide to help farmers protect against fall armyworm

January 30, 2018

Nairobi, Kenya (CIMMYT) – A new comprehensive integrated pest management (IPM)-based technical guide produced by international experts will help scientists, extension agents and farmers to tackle the …

New Publications: Goat grass gives wheat breeders an edge

January 30, 2018

A new commentary published today in Nature Plants highlights the importance of an ancient grass species for wheat breeding.

The weed that helps to feed the world

January 30, 2018

Chuanmai 104, a more recent, improved version of Chuanmai 42. Photo: CIMMYT/Garry Rosewarne. Scientists say that the detailed sequencing of the genome of goat grass, which is considered a weed in some …

CIMMYT research publications sow seeds in academic world

January 24, 2018

CIMMYT scientists produce a lot more than just improved maize and wheat varieties.

Are you a Wizard or Prophet? New book highlights our relationship with nature and humanity’s future

January 23, 2018

“The Wizard and the Prophet” looks at the world’s most threatening challenges to food security.

New Publications: Using prediction models to keep up with growing demand for wheat

January 18, 2018

Wheat harvest near Iztaccíhuatl volcano in Juchitepec, Estado de México. Photo: CIMMYT/P. Lowe With increasing global demand for wheat and increasing constraints (high temperatures, diseases) to wheat …

New Publications: Mitigating climate change effects on food security

December 7, 2017

A new study on climate change patterns indicates that climate change could reduce total crop production 23 percent by 2050

How does CIMMYT’s improved maize get to the farmer?

November 23, 2017

This infographic explains exactly how CIMMYT ensures that its improved maize gets to the smallholder farmers that need them most, from product development to release an commercialization, thinking of …

No-burn agriculture by 2022 is possible

November 23, 2017

NEW DELHI – Crop residue burning in northwest India contributes to nearly a quarter of Delhi’s air pollution in the winter months, creating a crisis situation and public health emergency every year in …

Climate disasters are closing in. Why have we forgotten farmers?

November 22, 2017

Global climate change negotiators met at COP23 to tackle myriad issues, including how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and protect food and farming from worsening climate impacts. T …

World leaders: Back climate change action in agriculture to give our food system a fighting chance

November 13, 2017

Global climate change negotiators meet this week to tackle myriad issues, including how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture and protect food and farming from worsening climate impacts. …

New Publications: Conservation agriculture increases the adaptive capacity of cropping systems

November 9, 2017

A new study examined over 700 independent studies to find out if Conservation Agriculture works in a variety of environmental conditions in tropical areas.

A network for future-proof foods to combat hunger, conflict and migration

November 8, 2017

CIMMYT wheat physiologist Matthew Reynolds presents a new proposal for expanding the wheat network to include other major food crops and speed farmers’ adoption of vital technologies.

Breaking Ground: Clare Stirling sees no silver bullets to control agriculture’s emissions

November 1, 2017

Scientist Clare Stirling describes how agriculture can reduce its emissions and adapt to climate change.

Wheat scientist receives Monsanto award for promising work on yield potential

October 26, 2017

A scientist whose work is projected to significantly increase wheat production for smallholder farmers around the world has won the 2017 Ted Crosbie MBBISP Impact Award presented by Monsanto.