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Food security requires acceleration of advanced science, not just “feeding,” CIMMYT 50 delegates saySeptember 29, 2016
The agriculture for development sector must begin “nourishing” families with nutrition-sensitive interventions instead of focusing on “feeding,” says Lindiwe Majele Sibanda.
Pushing the boundaries on technological innovation and sustainability must always be first and foremost, said Martin Kropff, director general CIMMYT.
A pledge of $10,000 by international plant breeding company KWS has given a big boost to an online crowdfunding initiative aiming to help maintain the world’s largest maize and wheat germplasm bank.
Bigger and healthier maize is helping counter the effects of severe drought caused by the warming effects of an El Nino weather system.
Encourage youth willing to become “hunger fighters” to take up the challenges of farming despite erratic weather caused by climate change, drought, dwindling water supplies and nutrient-depleted soil.
A new museum in Mexico provides historical background and context for scientific research into maize and wheat, emphasizing agricultural achievements in the developing world.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C., 19 SEPT 2016 — Credited with saving hundreds of million from hunger in the post-World War II era, global agricultural research organizations such as the Inter …
Effective partnerships between research, public and private sector institutions are the key to unlock the potential of smallholder agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa says IPNI director.
Despite the large numbers of women working on farms, their voices are not heard by international development policymakers, handicapping global efforts to achieve food security, Catherine Bertini says.
Sustainable agricultural practices are key to feeding the global population in the face of climate change said Environmentalist Mark Lynas.
It is often a mystery why a new agricultural technology or practice can be successful in one community yet fail to have the desired effect in another.
HarvestPlus director Howarth Bouis is one of four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize for research leading to a substantial increase in the availability of nutritious biofortified crops.
Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.
International wheat and gluten experts will gather in Mexico City for the 2018 13th International Gluten Workshop to discuss all aspects of the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale.
International scientists are on high alert as they develop tactics to fight wheat blast in Bangladesh, which is affecting a large portion of the country’s wheat growing area.
Modern nixtamalization technology could increase maize uses and offer Kenyans invaluable benefits.
Locally adapted marketing initiatives are successfully converting farmers to the high-performing, drought-tolerant maize variety Lubango in Tanzania.
Ram Kanwar Malik recognized for 30 years of improving India’s rice-wheat systems.
At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.
For the Romans, the agricultural festival Robigalia celebrated each year on April 25 was dedicated to appeasing the rust god “Robigus,” known also as the goddess “Robigo.