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Improving diet through nutritious maize in Colombia

A field day was organized at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture to show the advances of biofortified maize in Colombia.


Ensuring quality control of nutritious maize by enhancing analytical capacity

From L-R: John Banda, Ndashe Kapulu, and Alejandra Miranda working in the lab, August 2015. Photo courtesy of Alejandra Miranda. Development and deployment of nutritious maize with higher protein qual …


CIMMYT empowers a new generation of maize breeders in Zambia

CIMMYT conducted a training course in Zambia for maize breeders teaching modern maize breeding methods.


Setting the stage for delivering high zinc wheat in South Asia

HarvestPlus pioneers at the off-season seed production site in Dalang Maidan, Himachal Pradesh, India. Photo: HarvestPlus Public and private sector partners in HarvestPlus’ biofortified wheat research …


CIMMYT-SARO steps up efforts in war against malnutrition

CIMMYT is stepping up efforts to combat malnutrition through agricultural research and the release of orange maize varieties.


CIMMYT-Bangladesh showcase technology at national fair

Bangladesh’s Minister of Agriculture Motia Chowdhury (3rd from left) visited the CGIAR Pavilion while inaugurating the National Agricultural Technology Fair held in Dhaka on 5-7 April 2015. In the pho …


Vitamin A orange maize: a partnership between agriculture and nutrition bears fruit

Guest blogger from HarvestPlus Only 20 years ago, the idea that maize could reduce vitamin A deficiency (VAD) would have been summarily dismissed. Agricultural scientists were focused on increasing yi …


HarvestPlus wheat varieties fight zinc and iron deficiency in India

A series of farmer-scientist interaction meetings to create awareness of HarvestPlus and new biofortified wheat varieties with high zinc and iron content, involve farmers in participatory varietal sel …


Discussing the importance of seed systems

As we endeavour to reach more farmers with improved varieties, seed systems are becoming increasingly important for CIMMYT in Africa, and a number of projects are generating germplasm to meet the vari …


Boosting adoption and utilization of orange maize in Zambia

In Zambia, 54 percent of children are Vitamin A-deficient; a condition resulting in poor eyesight, low immunity, and high rates of mortality. The HarvestPlus Challenge Program is hoping to rectify thi …