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New Publications: Biofortified maize to reduce malnutrition

May 17, 2018

Female farmer carries maize back from the field. A new science brief, written by scientists from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and partner organizations details the use …


CIMMYT Board of Trustees: Out of the Boardroom and into the field

May 16, 2018

CIMMYT’s Board of Trustees members met with stakeholders on a recent visit to Mexico. Photo: CIMMYT archives The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)’s Board of Trustees visits th …


Q+A with Iván Ortíz-Monasterio on nitrogen application and consequences

May 7, 2018

In this interview, Iván Ortíz-Monasterio, expert on sustainable intensification and wheat crop management, discusses the overuse of nitrogen fertilizer and related consequences, his experience with fa …


New Publications: Exploring gender equality in Malawi

May 3, 2018

A new study set in rural Malawi examines increasing jointness in intra-household decision-making to increase resilience and productivity.


New Publications: Adopting climate-smart agricultural practices

April 19, 2018

Farmers in a climate-smart village in Bihar use the leaf colour chart to judge the nitrogen content required for crops. Photo: V.Reddy, ViDocs, CCAFS. Since the 1960s and the Green Revolution in India …


Breaking Ground: Terry Molnar uses native maize varieties to find novel traits for breeding

April 19, 2018

Terry Molnar is helping farmers face these challenges by using the natural diversity of plants to unlock desirable genetic traits inside food crops.


Farmers in Ethiopia willing to pay more for quality protein maize

April 18, 2018

In Ethiopia, 44 percent of children under the age of five experience impaired growth due to poor nutrition. Quality protein maize helps combat stunting and boosts nutrition in children who survive on …


New Publications: Precision agriculture for smallholder farmers

April 5, 2018

A new study tests a stepping-stone for small-scale precision agriculture fertilizer application.


Young women scientists who will galvanize global wheat research

March 28, 2018

Winners of the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award joined an on-going wheat research training course organized by CIMMYT.


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.


Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization

March 6, 2018

A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.


New Publications: The best path to food security

March 1, 2018

Authors of a new study say encouraging smallholder farmers to produce more low-technology crops alongside the development of physical and social infrastructure to make markets more accessible is a str …


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 …


Agricultural Attachés visit CIMMYT

February 15, 2018

Group photo of agricultural attachés at CIMMYT. Photo: CIMMYT/P.Arredondo Agricultural attachés from 10 Mexican embassies visited the headquarters of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Cent …


New Publications: Storage of maize products results in vitamin loss

February 15, 2018

Biofortification of crops through traditional breeding techniques has become very common in the fight against malnutrition globally. Biofortified provitamin A maize is bred to produce increased carote …


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.


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 …


Women are the foundation for change in rural Ethiopia

January 9, 2018

Community conversations, a human-centered approach, puts people in charge of their own development in maize-based communities in Ethiopia.


Advanced course on conservation agriculture: Gateway for sustainable intensification of smallholder systems

December 18, 2017

On October 23, the eighth edition of the “Advanced Course on Conservation Agriculture (CA)” commenced in Ludhiana and Karnal, India.


Facing the fall armyworm threat

December 14, 2017

In a new blog published by Farming First, B.M. Prasanna discusses overcoming a pest that has been ravaging fields in Africa.