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CCAFS Management Team Visits India: Assessing and Widening Climate Smart Villages

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ML Jat, Tripti Agarwal, Surabhi Mittal The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) management team lead by Bruce Campbell, Director, CCAFS, visited CIMMYT-CCAFS action sites in India during 23-28 August. The primary objectives of this visit were to see the conceptual framework of Climate Smart Villages (CSVs) in action, the […]

Good Postharvest Management Key to Attaining Food Security

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By Wandera Ojanji /CIMMYT   Food security in Zambia is negatively affected by postharvest losses, said Chileshe Mulenga, permanent secretary of the country’s Eastern Province, at a training workshop for agricultural extension officers and agro-dealers on hermetic post-harvest technologies in Chipata, Zambia, on 29 January. “It is disheartening that, despite the successful efforts to increase crop […]

International Women’s Day 2014: “Equality for Women is Progress for All”

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By Dr. Thomas Lumpkin/CIMMYT Director General Nearly 40 years after the United Nations established March 8 as International Women’s Day, we have seen great progress in achieving equality for women – there is greater parity in primary education between boys and girls, maternal mortality has declined by around two-thirds and 4 of every 10 jobs […]

Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security: Remembering Norman Borlaug

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One of the most important aspects of planning the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security is remembering Norman Borlaug. We’ve received photos and stories from individuals and institutions as they register for the event. Some people only met Dr. Borlaug once while others worked with him for years, but they all share memories of […]

China: Farmers benefit from knowledge transfer

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By Jack McHugh /CIMMYT A conservation agriculture demonstration site and informal farmer field school opened recently in northern China, raising awareness about useful new technology among farmers and other stakeholders. Organizations in Wuzhong City, Ningxia, – including CIMMYT, the Ningxia Academy of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences, Ningxia Bei Li Feng Zhongye Seed Company, the Wuzhong City […]

Behind the Science: Crop physiology solves real-life problems

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By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT CIMMYT’s wheat physiology unit has grown from a small team led by one scientist in Mexico to a group that now includes specialists in crop modeling, crop physiology, molecular genetics and remote sensing. Matthew Reynolds, who leads the team, has seen a significant increase in the application of plant physiology since coming […]

Behind the Science: Maize breeder inspired by ‘personal challenge’

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By Brenna Goth and Maria Concepción Castro/CIMMYT CIMMYT maize breeder José Luis Torres said he is driven by a strong passion for his work. Last week marked 29 years since Torres, principal researcher for the Global Maize Program, first came to CIMMYT as a 21-year-old agronomy engineer. Since then, he has helped transform maize breeding […]

Behind the Science: ‘Smart machines’ for Mexico’s smallholder farmers

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By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Jelle Van Loon’s workshop in the fields at El Batán is all about experimentation. The CIMMYT engineer from Belgium is making affordable and efficient tools for smallholder farmers in Mexico by innovating technology and adapting what is already available. Van Loon, leader of smart mechanization for the conservation agriculture program in Mexico, […]

Mathematical models could further CIMMYT’s reach

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Mathematical models could boost CIMMYT’s impact on Mexico, a leading scientist in the United States said last month. Carlos Castillo-Chavez, a Mexican-born scientist and professor at Arizona State University, visited El Batán from 21 to 23 August to meet with the staff of the MasAgro program and the Biometrics and Statistics Unit. His trip focused […]

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