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Improving food security: women start collective maize farming in tribal India

February 7, 2014

By Anuradha Dhar/CIMMYT Women farmers in the tribal villages of Odisha, eastern India, are increasing their yields through the use of hybrid seed varieties, new technologies and better agriculture pra …


Female-friendly seeder to boost conservation agriculture in Africa

October 31, 2013

By Frédéric Baudron/CIMMYT Photo: Frédéric Baudron/CIMMYT A lightweight seeder designed for conservation agriculture could help households headed by women in eastern and southern Africa to adopt the t …


Trained maize breeders can bring huge benefits to Africa

October 22, 2013

By Cosmos Magorokosho/CIMMYT Photo: Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT CIMMYT recently conducted an intensive, three-week course in Kenya for 37 young maize breeders – including 10 women – to provide them the know …


From Kenya to southern Africa: Effective grain storage crosses borders

October 21, 2013

By Wandera Ojanji Delegates stand with a modified metal silo at a workshop at the Baraka Agricultural College in Molo, Nakuru County, Kenya. Photos: Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT Officials from Malawi and Zam …


A smart solution: agricultural innovation and gender-aware approaches

October 15, 2013

If rural women in developing countries had the same access to land, technology, credit, education and markets as men, their yields could increase by 20 to 30 percent. Estimates show this alone would r …


Promoting biofortified wheat to women in India

September 24, 2013

By Arun Joshi/CIMMYT Chhavi Tiwari of Banaras Hindu University talks with Mirzapur farmers about biofortified wheat. Women farmers in India are learning about the benefits of biofortified wheat from C …


Making villages ‘climate smart’

August 13, 2013

“Climatic extremes and variability are  becoming more frequent and resulting in losses for farmers. This issue cannot be addressed in isolation; it needs collective participation of all stakeholders, …


CIMMYT-CCAFS modeling team discusses gender in Ethiopia

July 29, 2013

Exploring the potential for integrating gender at a range of scales in the work of the CIMMYT-CCAFS modeling team, members of the team accompanied by colleagues from the International Water Management …


CIMMYT/CCAFS in India: Gender, action, research

July 19, 2013

In June 2013, ML Jat (Global Conservation Agriculture Program) and research teams in Bihar and Haryana, India, welcomed CIMMYT gender specialist Tina Beuchelt and gender consultant Cathy Farnworth to …


Inspired by women communal farmers

July 13, 2013

Benhilda Masuka is a maize physiologist who joined CIMMYT Zimbabwe in 2009.


Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia and gender

May 16, 2013

The Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) aims to develop and promote quality protein maize (QPM) in the major maize growing areas of Ethiopia, including the highlands and the dry lands, to improve nut …


Women in Triticum visited CIMMYT

April 17, 2013

During the month of March, CIMMYT-Obregon hosted six winners of the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Early Career Award. The Award, established in 2010 by the Borlaug Global Rust Initiativ …


Women driving changes in agriculture

March 8, 2013

Marianne Bänziger is the Deputy Director General for Research and Partnerships for CIMMYT. Marianne started her career with CIMMYT as a post-doctoral fellow in 1994 working in Maize Physiology to deve …


My research engages gender in multiple ways

March 7, 2013

Emma Gaalaas Mullaney is a researcher studying gender and agriculture. She has served as a Youth Representative to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity and Commission on the Status of …


Women entering the workforce raises wheat consumption

March 7, 2013

Nicole Mason is an assistant professor of International Development at the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. Currently on long-term assignment with …


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 …