by Shahidul Haque Khan February 14, 2017
40 wheat pathologists, breeders and agronomists gathered to combat wheat blast at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) at Gazipur, Bangladesh.
by Brenda Wawa February 13, 2017
Sam Olum started commercial maize farming three years ago in Lira District, situated approximately 340 km north of Uganda’s capital, Kampala.
CIMMYT scientist takes lead role in American Agronomy Society’s sustainable intensification community
by Katelyn Roett February 13, 2017
Timothy Krupnik, systems agronomist at CIMMYT, has assumed leadership of the recently formed Sustainable Intensification community of the American Society for Agronomy’s (ASA) Environmental Quality section.
by Kelah Kaimenyi February 10, 2017
Despite struggles to reclaim its former glory, several agricultural multinationals are setting up shop in Mozambique, and reaping great benefits.
by Katelyn Roett February 10, 2017
Despite over a decade of implementing policies and programs to promote gender equity in research, some countries have seen women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers stagnate and even decrease in some fields.
by Katelyn Roett February 9, 2017
A handful of drought tolerant maize seed. Photo: A. Wangalachi/CIMMYT MEXICO CITY (CIMMYT) — Maize is a major food crop in sub-Saharan, yet yields remain low under smallholder farmer conditions compared to other regions due to drought, low soil qualit …
by Mike Listman February 8, 2017
More than two-thirds of CIMMYT seed collections are now backed-up in the vault on an island in the icy Barents Sea, north of mainland Norway.
by Julie Mollins February 8, 2017
Scientists are concerned over the proliferation of highly virulent fungal wheat diseases, including two new races of yellow rust and a new race of stem rust.
by Matthew O’Leary February 8, 2017
Support for research into breeding crops resistant to wheat rust is essential to manage the spread of the deadly disease, which has caused billions of dollars of yield losses globally in recent years, said wheat rust expert Caixia Lan.
by Julie Mollins February 6, 2017
Scientists have unlocked evolutionary secrets of landraces through an unprecedented study of allelic diversity, revealing more about the genetic basis of flowering time and how maize adapts to variable environments.