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Maize: From Mexico to the world

For Mexicans, the “children of corn,” maize is entwined in life, history and tradition. It is not just a crop; it is central to their identity.


Climate change workshop addresses research outputs in Ethiopia

By Kindie Tesfaye Photo: Kindie Tesfaye/CIMMYT Climate change research in Ethiopia must be nationally relevant for research outputs to be used broadly – from farms to influencing policy – a CIMMYT res …


Global partnership protects Africa’s maize from parasitic plant

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 9, September 2008 Looks can deceive. Striga, a deadly parasitic plant, produces a lovely flower but sucks the life and yields out of crops across Africa and Asia. A new strain …


A model project

CIMMYT E-News, vol 3 no. 3, March 2006   Donors and farmers agree – Project gets high marks for important work The Africa Maize Stress project (AMS), in which CIMMYT is a key partner, was termed …


Borlaug visits Obregón; Patronato and Sonora give CIMMYT US$ 1 million

Dr. Norman Borlaug had a joyous reunion on 02 April 08 with CIMMYT and Mexican friends and former colleagues at the place—the research facilities near Ciudad Obregón, Sonora state, owned by the farmer …


Updating Kenyan stakeholders on progress

This past Thursday, CIMMYT’s Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project organized a well-attended meeting to update its stakeholders, project participants, and journalists on the past year’s pro …


International Symposium on the Green Revolution in Africa

The African Network for Soil Biology and Fertility (AfNet) in collaboration with the Soil Fertility Consortium for Southern Africa (SOFECSA) held an International Symposium entitled “Innovations as Ke …