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Quality protein maize
In the concern over the current world food crisis, the importance of maize is often underestimated: hunger is commonly understood as a question of rice ahd wheat. Indeed, while maize is second in production only to wheat ...
Egypt's maize army
Egypt has pulled together widely dispersed scientists into an efficient, systematic maize research group. With CIMMYT's help, the foundation is being laid for sharply raising the productivity of the nation's major food crop.
The return of medic
Medic, a forage legume that made good as an Australian immigrant, is going back home to Mediterranean cereal fields with the help of CIMMYT. In cereal-legume rotations, medic boosts cereal yields by raising soil nitrogen ...
Wheat x rye = triticale
Intensive triticale breeding at CIMMYT during the past decade has brought this "man-made" crop to the brink of commercial cultivation by farmers in the tropics and subtropics.
International testing program in wheat, triticale and barley
In 1950 a stem rust epidemic struck the wheat crop in the United States and Canada, reaching its greatest destruction in 1954. In 1953 the durum wheat crop of the U.S. was 60 per cent destroyed, and in 1954,75 per cent. ...
Probing the gene pools: spring x winter crosses in bread wheat
Ripening winter wheat fields in Oregon. Both developed and developing country growers stand to gain from the collaborative spring x winter research program described in this article.
Wheat in Bangladesh
The Bangladeshi wheat revolution has had a positive psychological effect upon the nation. The success in wheat production is heralded as an example of what can be achieved for the multitude of other development projects ...
This issue of CIMMYT TODAY explores the efforts of our economists to assist national collaborators to develop and transfer improved technology for maize, wheat, barley and triticale in the developing world.
Patronato of Sonora: farmers investing in research and harvesting the profits
Patronato's member farmers use voluntary fixed quotas to fund research at CIANO (Agricultural Research Center of the Northwest) focused specifically on Sonora. Mexico's particular production problems. Results have been ...
Ghana's tradition makers: changing patterns in food crops research, extension, and production
The personal fortunes of Kwaku Yamoah-Boampong, like the collective fortunes of his native Ghana, have been fickle to say the least-and the two appear to be intertwined. During the late 1970s, he tried to disentangle one ...