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Our mission: Sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty.
Our mission: Sustainably increase the productivity of maize and wheat systems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty.

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Our scientists are working to categorize over 170,000 different varieties of maize and wheat in CIMMYT's seed bank. Watch Kevin Pixley, the head of Seeds of Discovery, explain why this work is important to food security. #SD2
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Breaking Ground: AbduRahman Beshir is revitalizing Pakistan’s maize sector http://bit.ly/2s6fvMo
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Today, CIMMYT inaugurated the Dr. Evangelina Villegas Maize Quality Laboratory in honor of the late cereal chemist and Mexican researcher.
Villegas worked alongside CIMMYT distinguished scientist Surinder K. Vasal to develop quality protein maize (QPM) and shared with Vasal the 2000 The World Food Prize, becoming the first woman to receive the prestigious award.
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A comprehensive study of genetic gains resulting from long term breeding work on improved hybrids and open-pollinated varieties (OPVs) in eastern and southern Africa shows that with appropriate funding, maize yields can continue to increase in extreme heat and drought conditions. http://bit.ly/2pE3bBH

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Through sustainable agriculture farmers in Mexico are helping to preserve tropical rainforests bit.ly/2qTCGu6 #WorldEnvironmentDay
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#CIMMYTNews is out! Read our special opinion piece with the Global Environment Facility on why crop biodiversity is key to ending hunger. Read, Comment and Share: bit.ly/2rpYVon
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Drought-tolerant maize is helping African farmers produce food as climates get hotter and dryer. Researchers discussed impacts and future opportunities at the Future of the Rural World conference in Berlin. Read highlights from the discussions: http://bit.ly/2rJcL8z

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In a bid to stamp out hidden hunger, scientists are calling on support to include zinc-biofortification as a core trait in the world's largest wheat breeding program. Read, comment and share the #CIMMYTNews story: http://bit.ly/2rdFwXR

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What is zinc-biofortified #wheat? And how is it helping fight malnutrition? Find out here http://bit.ly/2s6VaV5

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#CIMMYTNews is out! Check out our feature story on how small-scale agricultural mechanization is set to fuel rural employment for youth in sub-Saharan Africa. Read, share and subscribe http://bit.ly/2rwkovL
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