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Global grain research and food industry experts meet to address rising malnutrition

March 14, 2018

Malnutrition is rising again and becoming more complex, according to the director-general of the world’s leading public maize and wheat research center.

Women farmers, researchers, and local agencies fight to unlock the potential of maize in eastern India

March 7, 2018

A women dries maize grain after shelling. Photo: CIMMYT/ Wasim Iftikar Unforeseen market effects, particularly rising land values and falling maize prices, have blocked the headway of women’s groups i …

CIMMYT promotes gender awareness in agriculture research and development in Ethiopia

March 7, 2018

Gender awareness and gender-sensitive approaches are slowly spreading into agricultural research, extension, and policy in Ethiopia, according to industry experts.

Deadly strain of wheat stem rust disease surfaces in Europe

February 8, 2018

Scientists have shown that the first appearance of wheat stem rust disease in the U.K. in nearly 60 years, which occurred in 2013, was caused by the same virulent fungal strain responsible for recent …

CIMMYT research publications sow seeds in academic world

January 24, 2018

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

Emergency seed fuels quick farm recovery in drought-affected Ethiopia

January 11, 2018

In response to Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years and a critical shortage of seed in 2016, CIMMYT and partners delivered over 3,400 tons of high quality seed to farmers.

Ethiopian farmers profit from scaled-up, fast-track production of disease resistant wheat seed

December 7, 2017

More than 75,000 small-scale wheat farmers in Ethiopia’s 4 major wheat-growing regions gain access to a vital asset—over 400 tons of seed of new, disease resistant wheat varieties. 

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. …

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.

John R. Porter, noted crop and climate scientist, becomes chairperson of the Independent Steering Committee for global wheat research

November 8, 2017

EL BATAN, Mexico (8 November 2017) – Professor Dr. John R. Porter, from the Agropolis/Montpellier Supagro/INRA/CIRAD conglomeration in Montpellier, France, has been elected as Chair of the Independent …

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.

Improved wheat helps reduce women’s workload in rural Afghanistan

October 12, 2017

New research shows improved wheat raises the quality of life for men and women across rural communities in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan scientists assess achievements of Australia-funded wheat research

October 3, 2017

Afghanistan scientists meet to reflect on achievements after 15 years of Australia-funded wheat research.

Asian scientists join cross-continental training to restrain wheat blast disease

October 2, 2017

Nine South Asia wheat researchers recently visited the Americas for training on measures to control a deadly and mysterious wheat blast disease.

Leading nutritionist cites whole grains as critical for better nutrition and health

September 19, 2017

People who eat whole grain foods have a lower risk of almost all chronic diseases and are less likely to gain weight as they age, according to nutritionist Julie Miller Jones.

Breaking Ground: Dagne Wegary at a busy intersection on the maize value chain

July 19, 2017

As a maize seed system specialist, Dagne Wegary works at the nexus between breeding science and actual delivery of improved seed to farmers.

Farmers in Pakistan benefit from new zinc-enriched high-yielding wheat

June 27, 2017

Farmers in Pakistan are eagerly adopting a nutrient-enhanced wheat variety offering improved food security, higher incomes, health benefits and a delicious taste.

CSIRO and CIMMYT link on wheat phenomics, physiology and data

June 26, 2017

  Building on a more than 40-year-old partnership in crop modelling and physiology, a two-day workshop organized by CIMMYT and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisa …

CIMMYT renames lab to honor Evangelina Villegas, World Food Prize laureate

June 7, 2017

El BATAN, Mexico, (CIMMYT) – To celebrate and expand the legacy of the late Evangelina Villegas Moreno, a pioneering Mexican cereal chemist who won the 2000 World Food Prize for co-developing quality …

Closing the circle: Kanwarpal Dhugga works at CIMMYT

March 29, 2017

Growing up on a small farm in India’s northwest Punjab state, Kanwarpal Dhugga was a young boy when the first Green Revolution wheat varieties arrived in his village.