New Publications: Successful agricultural interventions require social shifts, not just technologicalMarch 23, 2017
While scientific research is an important component of the development of an agricultural innovation system, it is not enough.
Akhter Ali always knew he wanted to have an impact on the livelihoods of farmers in Pakistan.
Stem rusts have proven to be a challenge to wheat farmers in Kazakhstan and Russia, particularly with higher rainfall in recent years.
Xuecai Zhang wants to merge traditional maize breeding methods with new software and other tools to help improve farmers’ yields faster than ever.
New Publications: Study shows benefits and trade-offs of conservation agriculture in southern AfricaFebruary 23, 2017
CIMMYT with other partners combined empirical data and results from a cropping system model to quantify benefits and trade-offs of CA in southern Africa.
Public and private sector maize stakeholders came together to discuss CIMMYT’s maize interventions and innovations in Pakistan during a recent radio interview.
CIMMYT scientist takes lead role in American Agronomy Society’s sustainable intensification communityFebruary 13, 2017
Timothy Krupnik, systems agronomist at CIMMYT, leads the Sustainable Intensification community of the American Society for Agronomy’s Environmental Quality section.
Despite over a decade of implementing policies and programs to promote gender equity in research, some countries have seen women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers stagnate an …
Maize is a major food crop in sub-Saharan, yet yields remain low under smallholder farmer conditions compared to other regions due to drought, low soil quality and other stresses.
An internationally coordinated approach is key to breed and deploy crops resilient to climate change effects.
Jiafa Chen has helped identify new genetic resources that have been used in breeding new maize varieties that withstand environmental and biological stresses.
Cereal yields in sub-Saharan Africa must increase to 80 percent of their potential by 2050 to meet the enormous increase in demand for food.
Researchers are seeking to re-engage rural youth who are increasingly abandoning agriculture to work in cities, raising the question who will grow our food in the future?
New Publications: Rise of micro-satellites offers cost-effective way to collect data on smallholder farmsDecember 7, 2016
Micro-satellites are emerging as an effective low-cost option to collecting data like sow date and yields on small farms across the developing world.
Conserving and using agricultural biodiversity to create better crops can help meet several sustainable development goals and stave off further species extinctions.
Leaf rust is increasingly impacting durum wheat production worldwide.
Researchers improve global collaboration on harnessing genes in breeding that can help the crop withstand the effects of climate change.
Pests are likely to spread as climate change continues to impact farming systems globally, according to a new study.
New study reveals findings to help increase drought and heat tolerance in Latin American maize.
A study from CIMMYT scientists has revealed new insights on the respective benefits of conventional tillage (CT) and zero tillage (ZT) in north-west India.