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Public-private partnerships boost maize productivity in Pakistan

August 8, 2017

A recently held traveling seminar brought together private and public seed partners in Pakistan to enhance maize production and productivity in order to meet current demand and plan for future needs.


Breaking Ground: Scientist L.M. Suresh uses new technology to fight maize lethal necrosis disease in eastern Africa

August 3, 2017

Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease is putting maize production at risk in eastern Africa, escalating food insecurity in the region.


New tools help breeders fight emerging challenges in maize

August 1, 2017

Researchers from across the globe assembled in Nairobi for a 10-day training course on increasing genetic gains in maize by integrating novel technologies in breeding.


New online portal offers information to curb maize lethal necrosis in Africa

July 24, 2017

The new maize lethal necrosis online portal provides up-to-date information and surveillance tools to help researchers control and stop the spread of the deadly disease.


Media highlight sustainable innovations in Pakistan during USAID tour

July 20, 2017

AIP researcher in the maize stem borer lab – the only facility in Pakistan for mass rearing of maize stem borers. Photo: A.Yuqub /CIMMYT Islamabad (CIMMYT) — The United States Agency for Internationa …


Breaking Ground: Dagne Wegary at a busy intersection on the maize value chain

July 19, 2017

As a maize seed system specialist, Dagne Wegary works at the nexus between breeding science and actual delivery of improved seed to farmers.


New Publications: Better post-harvest storage can raise vitamin A intake 25 percent in Zambia

July 13, 2017

Recent modeling studies in Zambia suggest that provitamin A maize’s impact is being cut short by the low retention of carotenoids during storage and postharvest grain loss.


Zimbabwe steps up food security with vitamin A maize

July 12, 2017

More farmers in Zimbabwe are demanding high-yielding, highly nutritious and drought tolerant provitamin A maize.


Breaking Ground: Mainassara Zaman-Allah uses remote sensing to expedite phenotyping

July 6, 2017

Mainassara Zaman-Allah uses new technologies to speed up the collection of plant information for breeding.


CIMMYT annual report 2016: Maize and wheat for future climates

July 5, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WHAT: Annual Report 2016 from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), packed with insights into research aimed at helping smallholder farmer …


Increased investment needed to adapt Africa’s agriculture to climate change

July 5, 2017

Delegates at a conference in June called for a new focus and increase in investment to ensure eastern and southern Africa’s farming systems can withstand the impacts of climate change.


Farmers at center of sustainable agriculture in Kenya

June 30, 2017

Climate change’s impact in eastern and southern Africa has driven many farmers to seek new planting techniques that maintain or increase crop production, despite fewer resources.


CIMMYT sends largest ever seed shipment to revitalize agriculture in Haiti

June 28, 2017

CIMMYT will send 150 tons of renewed, improved maize seed to Haiti, the largest seed shipment to any country in the organization’s history.


Breaking Ground: More data on gender roles key for a food secure world, says Anya Umantseva

June 22, 2017

Social inequality, including gender discrimination, hinders the potential for economic development, a key focus of the agriculture for development community.


New Provitamin A maize platform fights hidden hunger in Tanzania

June 19, 2017

Joyce Maru is a capacity development & communications specialist at the International Potato Center A farmer prepares maize porridge using Provitamin A maize. Photo: R.Lunduka/CIMMYT Vitamin A def …


New Publications: Study shows improved maize decreases malnutrition

June 14, 2017

New evidence shows that not only do improved maize varieties increase crop productivity and farmer income, they can also decrease child malnutrition.


Breaking Ground: AbduRahman Beshir is revitalizing Pakistan’s maize sector

June 9, 2017

AbduRahman Beshir and his team are developing climate-resilient, biofortified and biotic stress-tolerant maize to enhance the maize seed sector.


Seed certification critical to quality seed production

June 8, 2017

To ensure that quality seed standards are maintained, CIMMYT supports partners such as national agricultural research institutions and seed producers in acquisition and production of pure early genera …


CIMMYT renames lab to honor Evangelina Villegas, World Food Prize laureate

June 7, 2017

El BATAN, Mexico, (CIMMYT) – To celebrate and expand the legacy of the late Evangelina Villegas Moreno, a pioneering Mexican cereal chemist who won the 2000 World Food Prize for co-developing quality …


Sustainable agriculture for healthy forests

June 5, 2017

Agriculture is the second largest emitter of global greenhouse gas emissions and largest driver of deforestation, making the sector one of the top contributors to climate change and biodiversity loss.