Monthly Archives: March 2014

New partnership hopes to increase wheat yields 50% by 2034

By Meghan Eldridge CIUDAD OBREGON, Mexico — A new research and funding partnership plans to increase global wheat yields 50 percent by 2034. The partnership, called the International Wheat Yield Partnership, or IWYP, was launched Friday during a presentation at … Continue reading

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Farmer to farmer method of learning sees success

CIUDAD OBREGON, Mexico – Digital Green, an agricultural website in India, has found that producing and sharing content is best done at the grassroots level. By creating videos using as many local faces as possible, the company has found them … Continue reading

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Can climate projections aid in wheat breeding?

By Kathryn Ingerslew CIUDAD OBREGON, Mexico – The future of breeding wheat to grow in a climate-changed world is in flux. Graham Farquhar, a scientist at the Australian National University in Canberra, said Thursday that long-term climate predictions cannot yet … Continue reading

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Professor: Politics of rich nations block food from reaching the poor

By Shawna Rowe CIUDAD OBREGON – The food security problems of Africa can be traced to activist groups in rich nations that have prevented access to genetically modified foods, a Wellesley University political scientist said Friday. Robert Paarlberg, a professor … Continue reading

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Faces of the Borlaug 100: Dale Leftwich

By Kathryn Ingerslew CIUDAD OBREGON, Mexico – Dale Leftwich, a farmer from Saskatchewan, Canada, is attending the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security to learn more about agriculture and the legacy of Norman Borlaug. Leftwich grew up in a small … Continue reading

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Faces of the Borlaug 100: Emily Haghighi

By Meghan Eldridge  CIUDAD OBREGON, Mexico —Emily Haghighi, a second-year graduate student in the MU Truman School of Public Affairs, is attending the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security to learn more about an issue she’s passionate about: food security. Haghighi, … Continue reading

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Fraley: reconnection to agriculture critical

By Shawna Rowe CIUDAD OBREGON, Mexico – Modern agricultural information is not effectively distributed to all parts of society, Monsanto Co.’s chief technology officer said Thursday. Robert Fraley, who also is Monsanto’s Executive Vice President and a World Food Prize … Continue reading

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