Smarter deployment of disease-resistance genes critical for safeguarding world’s food supplies
To ensure durable disease resistance in wheat, scientists must embrace a globally integrated strategy, say experts at the All India Wheat and Barley meeting in August
Matt Hayes · 29 Aug 2019
Stem rust training course opportunity for early career wheat scientists
The course is designed for new and upcoming wheat breeders and pathologists from public and private sector in Africa, Middle East, and Central and South Asia, who wish to learn about the three rust pathogens.
· 21 Aug 2019
WIT winner earns prestigious Borlaug award for young scientists
Hale Tufan, 2010 WIT winner, has been named the 2019 Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application winner.
Matt Hayes · 16 Aug 2019
Wheat expert calls for global unity to avert future hunger crises
A global alliance of countries and research institutions, including Cornell, committed to sharing plant genetic material, has secured food access for billions of people, but a patchwork of legal restrictions threatens humanity’s ability to feed a growing global population. That jeopardizes decades ...
Matt Hayes · 23 Jul 2019
South Asian scientists trained on ‘art and science’ of wheat rust research
More than a dozen young scientists from four countries gathered March 5-10 in northern India for the seventh biannual South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Wheat Rust Surveillance and Monitoring workshop.
Richa Kapur · 11 Jul 2019
Progressive Nepalese wheat farmers celebrated at fair
An innovative wheat seed production project in Nepal celebrated astounding growth by bringing some of its most successful farmers to an agricultural fair aimed at connecting people across the entire wheat value chain.
Rijuta Garapaty, Rituparna Majumder and Suman Dhakal · 11 Jul 2019
DGGW Builds Seed System Capacity in Nepal for Young Agricultural Professionals
Seeds are the basic inputs in agriculture and often regarded as the carriers of new technology. Particularly in regions like Nepal where modern agricultural inputs and technologies are difficult to adopt due to economic and geographical constraints, seed remains an important means of increasing ...
Suman Dhakal, Rijuta Garapaty and Rituparna Majumder · 21 May 2019
The value of practicing humility in scientific research
This blog is an edited version of a speech originally delivered by Feng Li at the 2019 College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) commencement ceremony at the University of Minnesota.
While reflecting on my experiences in graduate school, one thought ...
Feng Li · 21 May 2019
Farmer Field Schools: Innovative and Effective Farmer Training in Nepal
Under the aegis of the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project, the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) has established a seed system in Nepal for the purpose of creating access to quality certified seeds for smallholder farmers in the Chitwan region of Nepal. For the seed system ...
Rijuta Garapaty, Rituparna Majumder, and Suman Dhakal · 25 Apr 2019
2019 Women in Triticum award winners announced at CIMMYT visitor week
The Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project’s new cohort of Women in Triticum awardees was announced March 20 at the International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT).
The Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Awards are comprised of two complementary awards ...
Samantha Hautea · 20 Mar 2019