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From A to Z: Developing nutritious maize and wheat at CIMMYT for 50 years

Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.


Participatory approaches to gender in agricultural development

For gender specialist Mulunesh Tsegaye participatory approaches are the best way of ensuring agricultural development projects are responsive to gender dynamics.


Martin Kropff, new CIMMYT Director General, embraces science for impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Martin Kropff, who takes the helm as director general at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) this week, considers science th …


NuME organizes financial management workshop for partners

CIMMYT’s Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) project recently organized a half-day workshop to refresh the knowledge of financial officers from partner institutions on various accounting and reportin …


Ethiopian government adopts quality protein maize scale-out plan

The Ethiopian government has embarked on a new initiative to improve nutritional security in the country through the widespread demonstration and use of quality protein maize (QPM), a type of maize th …


NuME gender equity strategy approved

Photo: Seifu Mahifere By Mulunesh Tsegaye/CIMMYT A comprehensive gender equity strategy for the NuME project has received approval from both the donor and the project steering committee. The strategy …


Farmers tell donors they want quality protein maize

By Adefris Teklewold/CIMMYT Farmers spoke of their success with new quality protein maize (QPM) varieties to senior officials from the Canadian embassy in Ethiopia during recent visits to CIMMYT-Ethio …


Pocket sensors for precision agriculture to reach Ethiopian farmers

By Hae Koo Kim/CIMMYT A new pocket-sized sensor could bring precision agriculture within reach of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. Precision agriculture uses data from high-tech observations to assess …


Seed technologists benefit from production training

By Adefris Teklewold and Dagne Wegary Developing Ethiopia’s seed sector can help bring quality protein maize (QPM) to people at risk of protein deficiencies, participants in a seed production training …