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NEWS

New wheat breeds can help avert food security disaster

Production must grow 70 percent over 35 years, but wheat breeders involved in the monumental global challenge of ensuring food security for 9.5 billion people by 2050 face enormous hurdles Author: Sanjaya Rajaram Source: CIMMYT Overall, we need to double the amount of food produced to meet demand as population …

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NEWS

World Food Prize recognizes Bram Govaerts with 2014 Norman Borlaug Award

The World Food Prize has made its third annual award of the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application. The Award, which recognizes researchers under 40 who emulate the scientific innovation and dedication to food security demonstrated by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Dr Norman Borlaug, has been given to …

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Maize comes in many colours, hues and shapes
Biodiversity

Earth to MARS! On the way to breeding drought-resistant maize for Asia

Maize is rapidly emerging as a key crop  in Asian food systems. But in the largely rainfed agriculture practiced in Asia, drought is an important threat to production. So several projects are under way to introduce drought-tolerant maize varieties adapted to the many different growing conditions found in Asia. Source: …

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