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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.


Cobs & Spikes podcast: Striving for higher quality, more nutritious maize

April 5, 2019

While increasing yields will be necessary to feed the 9.8 billion people expected by 2050, Natalia Palacios — head of the maize nutritional quality laboratory at CIMMYT — says that’s only part of the …


Fighting hidden hunger with agricultural innovation

April 5, 2019

On World Health Day, we are sharing five stories showing how CIMMYT is combatting hidden hunger and how agricultural research and innovation leads to healthier families, improved livelihoods and a hea …


How the data revolution could help design better agronomic investments

April 2, 2019

Researchers are using data and tools to produce information that can help farmers, research institutions and governments take better decisions on agronomic practices and investments.


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 …


CIMMYT and UAS-Bangalore to establish a maize doubled haploid facility in Karnataka, India

March 20, 2019

Representatives from CIMMYT and UAS-Bangalore signed the collaboration agreement on February 18, 2019. KARNAKATA, India (CIMMYT) — The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and the …


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 …


Exploring young Africans’ role and engagement in the rural economy

March 15, 2019

How do young rural Africans engage in the rural economy? How important is farming relative to non-farm activities for the income of young rural Africans? What social, spatial and policy factors explai …


Sustainable intensification practices build resilience in Bangladesh’s charlands

March 13, 2019

In Eachlirchar, an area of charland in Rangpur district, Bangladesh, the fate of the marginalized char community is arbitrarily determined by the course of nature. However, mother of three Anzuma Bega …


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 …


Solving the “last mile” challenge of maize seeds

March 13, 2019

Philomena Muthoni Mwangi stands at the entrance of her agrodealer shop, Farm Care, in the village of Ngarariga. (Photo: Jerome Bossuet/CIMMYT) Agrodealers play a pivotal role in delivering the gains o …


The Molecular Maize Atlas encourages genetic diversity

March 13, 2019

With so much germplasm to categorize, what’s the best way to label them? Seeds of Discovery is working on the answer.


Support groups open women’s access to farm technologies in northeast India

March 12, 2019

Self-help groups in Bihar, India, are putting thousands of rural women in touch with agricultural innovations, including mechanization and sustainable intensification, that save time, money, and criti …


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 …


Breaking Ground: Rahma Adam unleashes the agricultural productivity of Africa’s women and youth

March 11, 2019

Sociologist Rahma Adam believes there is one vital resource that remains untapped. One which, when unleashed, will not only increase food security but also boost livelihoods: the human capital of Afri …


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 …