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May 15, 2015

The CIMMYT socioeconomics Program aims to help prioritize, target, understand and enhance wheat and maize interventions to make the greatest impact. It helps optimize the use of  research resources, a …

CIMMYT remembers vital legacy of gender specialist Paula Kantor

May 14, 2015

CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor. If you would like to offer your condolences you can send us a message …

“First Lady of Wheat” in Mexico to celebrate her father, Norman Borlaug

April 13, 2015

The late wheat breeder Norman Borlaug was so dedicated to his work that he was away from home 80 percent of the time, either travelling or in the field, recalls his daughter, Jeanie Borlaug Laube.

Maize and wheat global gender study: coding large-scale data to reveal the drivers of agricultural innovation

March 9, 2015

Over the last week, MAIZE and WHEAT CRP investigators from the global cross-CRP study on gender in agricultural innovation met at El Batán from 26 Feb to 1 March to take stock of progress so far and p …

CGIAR gender specialists talk International Women’s Day

March 6, 2015

CGIAR gender specialists met at CIMMYT El Batán last week, 26 February – 1 March, to discuss the next steps in the global comparative field study of gender norms, agency and agricultural innovation. T …

Men’s roles and attitudes are key to gender progress, says CIMMYT gender specialist

March 4, 2015

Gender research and outreach should engage men more effectively, according to Paula Kantor, CIMMYT gender and development specialist who is leading an ambitious new project to empower and improve the …

Maize and wheat “super” Women’s Day campaign highlights diversity

March 2, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico – A social media crowdsourcing campaign initiated to celebrate the achievements of women has led to more than a dozen published blog story contributions about wo …

Maize and wheat “super” Women’s Day campaign highlights diversity

March 2, 2015

A social media campaign initiated to celebrate the achievements of women has led to more than a dozen published blog story contributions about women in the maize and wheat sectors.

Martin Kropff of Wageningen UR appointed Director General of CIMMYT

February 26, 2015

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – The Board of Trustees of CIMMYT, is pleased to announce that Prof. Dr. Martin Kropff has accepted an appointment as the new Director General of CIMMYT, starting 1 June 2015 …

Opportunity: integrating gender in crop research today!

February 23, 2015

CIMMYT Gender Specialist Lone Badstue attended a CGIAR Gender Network meeting in the Philippines during 19-23 January. Participants discussed CGIAR’s progress and results in gender research, along wit …

Who is your maize or wheat super woman?

February 9, 2015

International Women’s Day gives the world a chance to inspire women and celebrate their achievements. This year, we want to showcase the stories of women who have made innovative strides in the maize …

Gender matters in farm power

October 28, 2014

The goals of the Farm Power and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification (FACASI) project are to address the issues of declining farm power in eastern and southern Africa, and to reduc …

CIMMYT recognizes the International Day of Rural Women

October 14, 2014

 Download Press Release (89.05 kB) El Batán, Mexico 14 October 2014 – The International Day of Rural Women will take place 15 October 2014, marking the sixth celebration of this United Nations (UN) da …

CIMMYT recognizes the International Day of Rural Women

October 13, 2014

15 October 2014 will mark the sixth celebration of the International Day of Rural Women, a United Nations (UN) day dedicated to recognizing “the critical role and contribution of rural women, includin …

More maize seed outlets needed in remote areas to reach women farmers says new CIMMYT socio-economics study

October 6, 2014

Preliminary results from a CIMMYT-led pilot study in 10 seed markets across eastern Kenya show that there is a significant difference in the way that men and women engage with improved maize seed mark …

Addressing challenges in maize breeding to deliver improved seed to African smallholder farmers

September 17, 2014

In Swaziland, maize is a staple crop and a source of income for many of the nation’s farmers. “The work on our staple crop cannot be overstated,” said Dr. Vusumuzi Mkhonta, acting director, Department …

CSISA: Making a Difference in South Asia

September 5, 2014

Anu Dhar, Cynthia Mathys, Jennifer Johnson Staff members of the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia (CSISA) are developing and implementing projects aimed at improving agricultural production and …

CIMMYT-CCAFS explores innovative ways of researching gender and climate change in farming households

August 7, 2014

By Florence Sipalla /CIMMYT CIMMYT scientists working on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are exploring novel ways to conduct research on gender and …

CIMMYT-CCAFS scientists identify maize varieties that can withstand drought and high temperatures in Zimbabwe

July 28, 2014

By Florence Sipalla and Jill Cairns/CIMMYT Schoolchildren singing a song they composed about climate change and agriculture at a field day in Gokwe, Zimbabwe. CIMMYT scientists working on the CGIAR Re …

Hidden factors contribute to food insecurity in female-headed households

July 1, 2014

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT Results of a survey conducted by the Adoption Pathways (AP) project indicate that even when male-headed and female-headed households have the same resources, the latter are …