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New scholarship to honor the work of Chris Dowswell

February 26, 2013

The Dowswell family would like to announce that they have finalized a scholarship with Winrock International in memory of Chris Dowswell, our former colleague and a dear friend to many. The Dowswell S …


Gender integration and data analysis: a better way to move forward

January 30, 2013

Gender mainstreaming in agricultural development is on the agenda of national governments and the international development community (for more information on CIMMYT and gender mainstreaming see “Inte …


Integrating gender into WHEAT and MAIZE CRPs: A leap forward

January 21, 2013

Addressing the gender disparities between women and men farmers in the developing world represents a significant development potential in itself. The FAO 2011 State of Food and Agriculture report esti …


Mainstreaming gender in maize improvement research

December 20, 2012

“Women are a key part of the mainstream in agriculture, yet they face formidable obstacles,” said CIMMYT gender and development specialist Vongai Kandiwa during a recent seminar in Nairobi, Kenya. Von …


Gender integration in CGIAR Research Programs

August 16, 2012

The move to integrate gender in the organizational and research agenda of the CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) and Centers is gaining speed, also due to the formation of the ‘CGIAR Gender and Agricultur …


Capacity building in gender mainstreaming for SIMLESA

August 15, 2012

The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) initiative held its third workshop on gender mainstreaming at the International Lives …


DTMA takes a closer look at gender issues

July 2, 2012

Last week, the Drought Tolerant Maize in Africa (DTMA) Project hosted gender consultant Diana Pritchard in Ethiopia and Kenya. In Ethiopia, Diana met with CIMMYT project staff. In Kenya, she attended …


Women are the key to achieving food security: CIMMYT at the G(irls) 20 Summit

June 15, 2012

From 28 to 30 May, Mexico City held the G(irls) 20 Summit, a meeting in which 20 outstanding youths aged 18 to 20 represented each of the G20 countries, the African Union, and the European Union. This …


CIMMYT team wins CCAFS recognition

May 25, 2012

On 29 April, CIMMYT had a double reason to celebrate, picking up the award for “Best gender paper” and “Best science paper” (along with Bioversity), at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Ag …


Maize in Kenya: The search for a successful subsidy

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 6 no. 3, April 2009 It is a common dilemma for non-profits and assistance programs: how to deliver benefits to the needy without creating dependency or disrupting markets. Addressin …


Maize motorizes the economy in Bangladesh

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 6 no. 5, August 2009 Farmers in northern Bangladesh are making money off maize thanks to training and support from CIMMYT and partners. A relatively new crop in Bangladesh, maize ha …


The real worth of wheat diversity

May 14, 2012

What is diversity worth? That is the issue addressed by “Economic Analysis of Diversity in Modern Wheat,” a new collaborative publication that explores the economics, policies, and complications of mo …


Kernels with a kick: Quality protein maize improves child nutrition

May 14, 2012

Throughout the developing world, 32% of children under the age of five are stunted and 20% are underweight. Improving the quality of protein in maize can help alleviate this problem in areas where peo …


Ethiopia study on biofortified maize reveals tasty results

May 14, 2012

Quality protein maize can reduce or prevent stunted growth in young children, according to a recently published study. In eastern and southern Africa, maize is the least expensive and most prevalent c …