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Surveillance training to control wheat blast in Bangladesh

February 14, 2017

40 wheat pathologists, breeders and agronomists gathered to combat wheat blast at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) at Gazipur, Bangladesh.


CIMMYT scientist cautions against new threats from wheat rust diseases

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.


New cycle of maize lethal necrosis germplasm screening to begin at Kenya site in May 2017

February 3, 2017

Artificial inoculation of maize germplasm at the MLN screening site in Naivasha, Kenya. B. Wawa/CIMMYT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) — The first screening activity for the 2017A planti …


Cornell receives UK support to aid scientists fighting threats to global wheat supply

January 24, 2017

Ronnie Coffman (r), Cornell plant breeder and director of the new Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project, surveys rust resistant wheat in fields of the Ethiopian Institute for Agricultural Re …


Wheat rust poses food security risk for global poor, says DFID’s Priti Patel

December 5, 2016

International Wheat rust monitoring efforts are not only keeping the fast-spreading disease in check, but are deployed to manage other crop diseases, said a scientist attending a major scientific even …


Drought and heat tolerant maize tackles climate change in southern Africa

November 16, 2016

CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant varieties have been delivered to three million farmers across Africa.


A Chat With: Mark Lynas – sustainable agriculture key to food security amid climate change

August 23, 2016

Sustainable agricultural practices are key to feeding the global population in the face of climate change said Environmentalist Mark Lynas.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO visits CIMMYT

August 4, 2016

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann visited CIMMYT’s headquarters in Mexico.


Learning from 8,000 people to integrate gender into agricultural research

July 19, 2016

It is often a mystery why a new agricultural technology or practice can be successful in one community yet fail to have the desired effect in another.


New seed storage facility in Kenya to bolster Africa’s maize research

July 6, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) – A new maize seed storage cold room is to be inaugurated by the directors general of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) and the International M …


Emergency seed project brings relief to drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia

July 6, 2016

As Ethiopia struggles with its worst drought in 50 years, farmers pin their hopes on seed delivered through emergency seed projects.


Helping Nepalese farmers adapt to climate change

May 11, 2016

Cornell University’s Linda McCandless describes some of the agricultural challenges Nepalese farmers face after the devastating 2015 earthquake


A woman for wheat: Maricelis Acevedo takes on new role

May 11, 2016

Maricelis Acevedo, newly appointed associate director for science for the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project left her island home of Puerto Rico in 2003 to pursue a career as a pathologist and h …


Video project in Bangladesh wins award for effective farmer communication

April 29, 2016

Filming “Save more, grow more, earn more” EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A collaborative video project aimed at raising farmers’ awareness of small-scale agricultural machinery, water, time, and labor sa …


Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa

April 27, 2016

The Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) project aims to diminish devastating constraints in maize production that occur simultaneously across many regions in sub-Saharan Africa. The project develo …


Millions of smallholders in Africa benefit from climate resilient drought-tolerant maize

April 21, 2016

At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.


On Roman Robigalia Day, scientists size up battle against centuries-old wheat rust disease

April 18, 2016

For the Romans, the agricultural festival Robigalia celebrated each year on April 25 was dedicated to appeasing the rust god “Robigus,” known also as the goddess “Robigo.


Tackling challenges to cereal production through cross-crop collaborations

April 11, 2016

Cropping systems can become more resilient in the face of climate change through better coordination and standardization.


Combating malnutrition: a new zinc-rich variety of wheat

April 4, 2016

New high-zinc varieties of wheat can help improve diets in some parts of India, scientists V.K. Mishra, Ramash Chand and Arun Joshi write in The Indian Express newspaper.


Keeping virulent wheat diseases in check amid pressures of climate change

April 1, 2016

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat is a new project that aims to mitigate climate change threats to wheat and develop disease-resistant and heat-tolerant varieties, writes Cornell’s Ronnie Coffman.


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