Posts Tagged ‘maize’

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.


Breaking Ground: Tawanda Mashonganyika unites crop breeders and market experts for more impactful varieties

April 10, 2019

He supports breeders to design new varieties focused on replacing older products in a specific market.


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 …


Cobs & Spikes: Jump-starting Haiti’s maize seed sector

February 6, 2019

Haiti has the lowest maize yields in Latin America and the Caribbean, and around half of the population is undernourished. Five hurricanes in the past decade and a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in 2010 hav …


New publications: Toxin-producing fungal strains can now be detected in maize field soils with a new technique

August 23, 2018

A novel approach allows the detection of aflatoxin-producing fungi in maize fields. A new study explains the technique and how it was tested. “Detection of Aflatoxigenic and Atoxigenic Mexican Aspergi …


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 …