News from the CIMMYT library Variability for glutenins, gluten quality, iron, zinc and phytic acid in a set of one hundred and fifty-eight common wheat landraces from Iran Bread wheat can be used to make different products thanks to the presence of gluten, a protein network that confers unique visco-elastic properties to Maryami, Z. Brachialactone isomers and derivatives of Brachiaria humidicola reveal contrasting nitrification inhibiting activity Biological Nitrification Inhibition (BNI) of Brachiaria humidicola has been mainly attributed to the root-exuded fusicoccane-type diterpene brachialac Egenolf, K. Approximate genome-based kernel models for large data sets including main effects and interactions The rapid development of molecular markers and sequencing technologies has made it possible to use genomic prediction (GP) and selection (GS) in anima Cuevas, J. How to write a great paper in agricultural development and get it published Research in agriculture, agricultural economics and rural development is essential if we are to find ways to feed the increasing population and reduce De Groote, H. Estimating organ contribution to grain filling and potential for source upregulation in wheat cultivars with a contrasting source?sink balance Grain filling may be limited by the joint source and sink capacity in modern wheat cultivars, indicating a need to research the co-limitation of yield Rivera Amado, A.C. Identification of mung bean in a smallholder farming setting of coastal South Asia using manned aircraft photography and Sentinel-2 images Mung bean (Vigna radiata) plays an important role providing protein in the rice-based diet of the people in Bangladesh. In the coastal division of Bar Kamal, M. Improving smallholder farmers? gross margins and labor-use efficiency across a range of cropping systems in the Eastern Gangetic Plains The Eastern Gangetic Plains of South Asia is a region of high rural poverty and low agronomic productivity, with crops grown using traditional managem Gathala, M.K. Input-based assessment on integrated pest management for transplanted rice (Oryza sativa) in India Globally, India ranks second in terms of area planted under rice (Oryza sativa) and its production as well. Potential to yield is dented due to a lack Chatterjee, S. Enhancing seed conservation in rural communities of Guatemala by implementing the dry chain concept Seed conservation in rural communities of low- and middle-income countries located in tropical areas is particularly problematic, due to high relative Guzzon, F. AgroTutor : a mobile phone application supporting sustainable agricultural intensification Traditional agricultural extension services rely on extension workers, especially in countries with large agricultural areas. In order to increase ado Laso Bayas, J.C. Effect of conservation agriculture on soil organic carbon dynamics and mineral nitrogen under different fertilizer management practices in maize (Zea mays)-wheat (Triticum aestivum) cropping system Soil organic carbon (SOC) is the center of all physical, chemical and biological properties of soils, its maintenance and buildup in soils is necessar Tigga, P. Maximizing efficiency of genomic selection in CIMMYT's tropical maize breeding program Key message Historical data from breeding programs can be efficiently used to improve genomic selection accuracy, especially when the training set is Atanda, A.S. Improved accuracy of high-throughput phenotyping from unmanned aerial systems by extracting traits directly from orthorectified images The development of high-throughput genotyping and phenotyping has provided access to many tools to accelerate plant breeding programs. Unmanned Aerial Xu Wang A scoping review of adoption of climate-resilient crops by small-scale producers in low- and middle-income countries Climate-resilient crops and crop varieties have been recommended as a way for farmers to cope with or adapt to climate change, but despite the apparen Acevedo, M. Drought priming improved water status, photosynthesis and water productivity of cowpea during post-anthesis drought stress Drought occurring at the reproductive stage is the most critical phase affecting cowpea production. It remains unclear whether drought priming at the Tankari, M. Seasonal climate predictability in Ethiopia : identifying best predictor sets for sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasting As elsewhere in the Tropics, the climate of Ethiopia is highly variable. Capturing its variability has been a major challenge for climate models and t Takele, R. Genome-wide association study reveals genomic regions associated with ten agronomical traits in wheat under late-sown conditions Poor understanding of the genetic and molecular basis of heat tolerance component traits is a major bottleneck in designing heat tolerant wheat cultiv Kumar, S. META-R : a software to analyze data from multi-environment plant breeding trials META-R (multi-environment trial analysis in R) is a suite of R scripts linked by a graphical user interface (GUI) designed in Java language. The objec Alvarado Beltr?n, G. Environmental impact on the mangroves of the municipality of Tecpan de Galeana, Guerrero, Mexico Mangroves have a broad connection with riparian communities, where environmental, social and economic benefits arise. These ecosystems influence direc Garc?a-Dom?nguez, Y.B. Rural transformation and the future of cereal-based agri-food systems Rural transformation is an inevitable and fundamental process of development. However, the speed and dimensions of rural transformation can affect inv Kruseman, G. Identification of seedling resistance to stem rust in advanced wheat lines and varieties from Pakistan Stem rust is a major disease of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) worldwide and new Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici (Pgt) races including TTKSK (Ug99) pos Rehman, M.U. Identification and validation of genetic loci for tiller angle in bread wheat An ideal plant architecture is important for achieving high grain yield in crops. Tiller angle (TA) is an important factor influencing yield. In the p Dehui Zhao Chapter 28. No-till farming systems in southern Africa No-till (NT) farming, as part of a Conservation Agriculture (CA) system, has been practiced for more than 30 years in southern Africa. In contrast to Thierfelder, C. Chapter 4. Intercrops involving legumes enhance productivity in smallholder crop-livestock farming under a changing climate in eastern and southern Africa : a review The smallholder farming systems in eastern and southern Africa (ESA) depend on natural rainfall for crop and livestock production. However, climate ch Muoni, T. Brechas productivas en ma?z : una explicaci?n desde la heterogeneidad de las unidades rurales del centro y sur de M?xico = Maize productivity gaps : an explanation based on the heterogeneity of Mexico central and south farm households Antecedentes: M?xico ha tenido desde 1940 programas enfocados para aumentar la productividad de ma?z sin alcanzar plenamente sus objetivos, y una cr?t Zepeda Villarreal, E.A. Genome-wide association mapping for wheat blast resistance in CIMMYT?s international screening nurseries evaluated in Bolivia and Bangladesh Wheat blast caused by the fungus Magnaporthe oryzae pathotype Triticum (MoT) is an emerging threat to wheat production. To identify genomic regions as JULIANA P. Chapter 2. Agricultural land degradation : processes and problems undermining future food security Despite significant progress in increasing agricultural production, meeting the changing dietary preferences and increasing food demands of future pop Hossain, A. Scalability of Adaptation strategies to drought stress : the case of drought tolerant maize varieties in Kenya Droughts have devastating effects on agricultural productivity and livelihoods, which triggers a quest for adaptation strategies such as the developme Simtowe, F.P. Addressing gendered varietal and trait preferences in West African maize Maize is the most important cereal in Sub Saharan Africa; however, yields are significantly lower than those possible with improvements in cultivars a Amare Tegbaru Applications of genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) in maize genetics and breeding Genotyping-by-Sequencing (GBS) is a low-cost, high-throughput genotyping method that relies on restriction enzymes to reduce genome complexity. GBS is Nan Wang