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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.


Study reveals diversity “blueprint” to help maize crops adapt to changing climates

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 variabl …


Can sub-Saharan Africa meet its future cereal food requirement?

December 12, 2016

To satisfy the enormous increase in demand for food in sub-Saharan Africa by 2050, cereal yields must increase to 80 percent of their potential.


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 …


Tackle food insecurity with homegrown education, Food Prize delegates say

October 17, 2016

Africa must develop a strong educational infrastructure to address the challenges of poverty, malnutrition and food insecurity, said experts at the World Food Prize.


Wheat training foundation offers hope to end rural poverty

October 13, 2016

In her youth, Tunisian Manel Othmeni developed an interest in interacting with plants, a fascination that later grew into a passion for wheat research.


Private sector seed distribution vital for food security, World Food Prize delegates say

October 12, 2016

Public-private collaborations can deliver improved seeds to smallholder farmers faster, speeding up global efforts to meet food security targets.


“CIMMYT 50” delegates tackle obstacles to achieving global food security

October 3, 2016

From the field to the laboratory, new technology plays a major part in the international effort to develop seeds and cropping systems that will help achieve food security.


Food security requires acceleration of advanced science, not just “feeding,” CIMMYT 50 delegates say

September 29, 2016

The agriculture for development sector must begin “nourishing” families with nutrition-sensitive interventions instead of focusing on “feeding,” says Lindiwe Majele Sibanda.


Mexico, funding, sustainability key to meeting agricultural challenges, “CIMMYT 50” delegates say

September 28, 2016

Pushing the boundaries on technological innovation and sustainability must always be first and foremost, said Martin Kropff, director general CIMMYT.


New high-yielding maize aids smallholder farmers, helps hungry in drought-hit Africa

September 27, 2016

Bigger and healthier maize is helping counter the effects of severe drought caused by the warming effects of an El Nino weather system.


CIMMYT museum highlights cultural aspects of maize and wheat

September 21, 2016

A new museum in Mexico provides historical background and context for scientific research into maize and wheat, emphasizing agricultural achievements in the developing world.


“Invisible women” hold key to food security – ex-WFP chief Catherine Bertini

August 27, 2016

Despite the large numbers of women working on farms, their voices are not heard by international development policymakers, handicapping global efforts to achieve food security, Catherine Bertini says.


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.


Everything you ever wanted to know about gluten — at CIMMYT

May 23, 2016

International wheat and gluten experts will gather in Mexico City for the 2018 13th International Gluten Workshop to discuss all aspects of the proteins found in wheat, rye, barley and triticale.


Farmer livelihoods at risk as wheat blast disease emerges in Bangladesh

May 15, 2016

International scientists are on high alert as they develop tactics to fight wheat blast in Bangladesh, which is affecting a large portion of the country’s wheat growing area.


Scientists aim to adapt wheat to a warmer climate with less water

March 18, 2016

Scientists battling to increase wheat production by more than 60 percent over the next 35 years to meet projected demand are optimistic that they have begun to unravel some genetic mysteries.


At 50-year mark, CIMMYT scientists strive for gender equity

March 8, 2016

Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.


Scientists share strategy at conference to halt migratory wheat disease

February 8, 2016

Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.


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