From smart mechanization to nutritious and drought tolerant seeds: What’s new in Southern Africa?  

April 11, 2019

From smart mechanization to nutritious and drought tolerant seeds.


Mexican Secretary of Agriculture joins new partners and longtime collaborators in Obregon

April 9, 2019

Villalobos recognized the immense work ahead, but was optimistic that young scientists could carry on the legacy of Norman Borlaug.


Candidate for FAO leadership Qu Dongyu visits CIMMYT’s headquarters to sign MoU and strengthen collaboration

March 25, 2019

China’s vice minister of agriculture and rural affairs, Qu Dongyu, visited the global headquarters of CIMMYT.


Ethiopia calls for continued collaboration to increase wheat production and meet nutritional and food security

March 22, 2019

CIMMYT and EIAR officially closed a wheat seed scaling project that benefitted 131,132 households.


Q&A with 2019 Women in Triticum awardee Carolina Rivera

March 21, 2019

CIMMYT scientist Carolina Rivera is one of the six recipients of the 2019 Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award


Innovative irrigation promises “more crop per drop” for India’s water-stressed cereals

March 21, 2019

A pioneering study demonstrates how rice and wheat can be grown using 40 percent less water, through an innovative combination of existing irrigation and cropping techniques. (Photo: Naveen Gupta/CIMM …


New publications: Biofortification of maize with provitamin A can reduce aflatoxin load

March 20, 2019

New research evidence could have significant implications for breeding approaches to combat harmful aflatoxin contamination in maize while simultaneously contributing to alleviate vitamin A deficiency …


Is a world without hunger possible, asks Germany’s minister Gerd Müller during his visit to CIMMYT

March 13, 2019

On March 4, 2019, staff from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) welcomed Gerd Müller, Germany’s Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), for a short v …


Digital imaging tools make maize breeding much more efficient

March 11, 2019

Recent innovations in digital imagery and sensors save money and time in the collection of data related to phenotyping. These technologies, known as high-throughput phenotyping platforms, replace leng …


Growing need for food is reason for more biodiversity

March 8, 2019

A recent study in Ethiopia has led to two important new conclusions: that encouraging biodiversity on and around agricultural land likely increases its productivity, and that measurements of productiv …


Video: How gender equity and social inclusion are improving the lives of rural families in Africa

March 7, 2019

Women have the potential to be drivers of agricultural transformation in Africa, holding the key to improving their families’ livelihoods and food security. However, constraints such as lack of access …


New Publications: Identifying common genetic bases for yield, biomass and radiation use efficiency in spring wheat

March 7, 2019

For plant scientists, increasing wheat yield potential is one of the most prevalent challenges of their work. One key strategy for increasing yield is to improve the plant’s ability to produce biomass …


Farmers key to realizing EAT-Lancet report recommendations in Mexico, CIMMYT highlights

March 7, 2019

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) was invited to discuss the findings of the EAT-Lancet Commission report and its implications for Mexico, during a launch event hosted by M …


A new beginning for CIMMYT’s Seed Health Unit

March 6, 2019

CIMMYT recognizes the work and leadership of Monica Mezzalama.


New publications: Gender and agricultural innovation in Oromia region, Ethiopia

February 27, 2019

Despite formal decentralization, agricultural services in Ethiopia are generally “top-down,” claim the authors of a recently published paper on gender and agricultural innovation. “Extension services, …


The missing seed market: Promoting improved seeds for women farmers

February 27, 2019

The “Gender-Responsive Approaches for the Promotion of Improved Maize Seed in Africa” guidebook, developed by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), explains how best to packag …


Assessing the effectiveness of a “wheat holiday” for preventing blast in the lower Gangetic plains

February 22, 2019

Policy to encourage alternative crops for wheat farmers in South Asia a short-term solution at best, say CIMMYT researchers


New CIMMYT pre-commercial maize hybrids available from eastern and southern Africa breeding programs

February 21, 2019

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners in eastern and southern Africa and similar agro-ecological zones, to scale up …


Experts analyze food systems at EAT-Lancet Commission report launch in Ethiopia

February 13, 2019

Earlier this year, the EAT-Lancet Commission published a groundbreaking report linking healthy diets and sustainable food systems. It proposed scientific targets that meet both the Sustainable Develop …


BISA and PAU awarded for collaborative work on residue management

February 8, 2019

The Borlaug Institute for South Asia-Punjab Agricultural University (BISA-PAU) joint team recently received an award from the Indian Society for Agricultural Engineers (ISAE) in recognition of their w …