Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation (9 Mar 2020)
Effective pest management is the responsibility of farmers and scientists.
Our climate change-ravaged food systems cannot wait for the gradual progress of gender quality.
Source: Maclean's (6 Mar 2020)
Preserving ancient maize landraces in Mexico is key for biodiversity, food security and future sustainability.
Studying changing food consumption patterns in the context of urbanization and economic and population growth helps plan for the future.
Half a century earlier, scientists collected and preserved samples of maize landraces in Morelos, Mexico. Now, descendants of those farmers were able to get back their ancestral maize seeds and, with them, a piece of their family history.
Source: Dawn (9 Feb 2020)
Climate change threatens wheat yields in South Asia.
Source: Dawn (6 Feb 2020)
CIMMYT warns wheat-growing farmers in Pakistan to watch for yellow rust disease.
New maize varieties to bolster seed sector and enhance farm productivity.
New research recommends targeted assistance and engagement with small farmers in rural Guatemala to improve livelihoods and reduce migration pressures.
Source: Times of India (31 Jan 2020)
New seed will withstand drought conditions and natural calamities.
Source: Excelsior (26 Jan 2020)
CIMMYT germplasm bank samples are the basis for development of new maize seeds used in the MasAgro Program.
Source: Bloomberg (25 Jan 2020)
CIMMYT agricultural economist Hugo De Groote notes need to monitor locusts to ensure swarms don’t threaten crops.
Public and private partners join forces to mitigate voracious pest.
Growing the right wheat varieties is necessary to nutritiously feed a growing population in the context of environmental stress.
CIMMYT scientists join fellow experts in San Diego for world’s largest plant and animal genomics conference
Researchers share their work translating the latest molecular research into breeding solutions for better maize and wheat varieties.