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Biofortification to fight “hidden hunger” in Zimbabwe

October 14, 2016

The goal of completely eradicating vitamin A deficiency – mainly in Africa and Southeast Asia – remains a big challenge.


Blindfold test shows taste bias for nutritious orange pro-vitamin A maize

October 10, 2016

“Hidden hunger” due to micronutrient deficiency is a big issue in sub-Saharan Africa, one of the most affected regions with 30% of the population undernourished.


HarvestPlus World Food Prize laureates benefit more than 10 million people

June 30, 2016

HarvestPlus director Howarth Bouis is one of four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize for research leading to a substantial increase in the availability of nutritious biofortified crops.


From A to Z: Developing nutritious maize and wheat at CIMMYT for 50 years

June 5, 2016

Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.


Maize: From Mexico to the world

May 20, 2016

For Mexicans, the “children of corn,” maize is entwined in life, history and tradition. It is not just a crop; it is central to their identity.


Improving diet through nutritious maize in Colombia

May 2, 2016

A field day was organized at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture to show the advances of biofortified maize in Colombia.


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.


Germplasm Research

December 2, 2015

The Genetic Resources Program manages CIMMYT’s gene bank — also known as a germplasm bank — the Seed Health Unit, Biometrics & Statistics Unit, and Data Management Unit. The program conserves, a …


HarvestPlus

December 1, 2015

HarvestPlus aims to reduce hidden hunger and provide micronutrients to billions of people directly through the staple foods that they eat. We use a novel process called biofortification to breed highe …


CIMMYT empowers a new generation of maize breeders in Zambia

October 28, 2015

CIMMYT conducted a training course in Zambia for maize breeders teaching modern maize breeding methods.


Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

September 28, 2015

Hunger, malnutrition, and poor health are widespread and stubborn development challenges. Agriculture has made remarkable advances in the past decades, but progress in improving the nutrition and heal …


CGIAR

September 28, 2015

CGIAR is the only worldwide partnership addressing agricultural research for development, whose work contributes to the global effort to tackle poverty, hunger and major nutrition imbalances, and envi …


New technologies to increase coffee-maize system profitability

June 8, 2015

To demostrate the advances of the project “Increasing the profitability of maize-coffee systems” conducted by CIMMYT in Colombia over the past 10 years in collaboration with the National Federation of …


SUPER WOMAN: Chhavi Tiwari aids women farmers with zinc-fortified wheat

May 29, 2015

ZINC DEFICIENCY IS ATTRIBUTED TO 800,000 DEATHS EACH YEAR International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers …


Food Security

May 20, 2015

As staple foods, maize and wheat provide vital nutrients and health benefits, making up close to two-thirds of the world’s food energy intake, and contributing 55 to 70 percent of the total calories i …


Gender

May 20, 2015

CIMMYT aims to enhance the relevance and overall impact of maize and wheat-specific interventions for smallholder farmers. Raising the productivity of these crops is essential to alleviate poverty and …


Found: the missing zinc

May 14, 2012

June, 2005   CIMMYT Trustee wins a prize for his work improving yields and zinc concentration in wheat. Dr. Ismail Cakmak, recently appointed to the CIMMYT Board of Trustees, accepted the Interna …


HarvestPlus-China field day exhibits maize hybrids in southwestern China

October 24, 2011

The HarvestPlus-China (HPC) Annual Meeting for 2011 was held in Lijiang, Yunnan Province, China, during 27-30 September 2011, with 66 national and international scientists participating, including How …


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