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Three major commercial maize seed exporting countries in southern Africa found free from maize lethal necrosis

Three major commercial maize-growing and seed exporting countries in southern Africa were found to be so far free from the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease.


Drought and heat tolerant maize tackles climate change in southern Africa

CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant varieties have been delivered to three million farmers across Africa.


Rebuilding farmer livelihoods in earthquake-hit Nepal

CSISA’s Earthquake Recovery Support Program has helped more than 40,000 farmers in earthquake-hit areas of Nepal for over a year.


CIMMYT Participates in the Sixth African Green Revolution Forum

CIMMYT joined 1,700 delegates from around the globe who participated in the sixth African Green Revolution Forum.


Heat-tolerant maize offers new opportunities to rice farmers in South India

Maize has emerged as a preferred choice for farmers in Karnataka, India.


Push row planters manufactured and distributed locally among smallholder maize farmers in Pakistan

CIMMYT collaborates with the Cereal Crops Research Institute and Petal Seed, a local seed company in Pakistan to produce new planters.


CIMMYT Maize hybrids ranked first and third in nation-wide trials in India

Two hybrids from CIMMYT developed under the Heat Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project were ranked first and third during the 2015 All-India Coordinated Maize Program trials.


Expanding for faster and wider deployment of heat-tolerant hybrids in South Asia

HTMA’s annual review and planning meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 25-26 July 2016.


Building Zambia’s drought-tolerant maize business

Drought tolerant maize can reduce risks for farmers and allow for more consistent crop production in the face of climate variability in southern Africa.


Emergency seed project brings relief to drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia

As Ethiopia struggles with its worst drought in 50 years, farmers pin their hopes on seed delivered through emergency seed projects.


New multi-crop zero-till planter boosts yields and farming efficiency in Pakistan

A new planter that promotes dry seeding of rice, saves water and increases planting efficiency is being used increasingly in Pakistan’s Punjab Province.


Building a sustainable future: A history of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.


Action needed to adapt maize breeding to climate change, report shows

Breeding and seed systems must immediately adapt to changing climates if major loss of maize yields is to be avoided, a new report shows.


Seeding the future: Emergency support for drought-affected farmers in Ethiopia

The 2015-2016 El Niño has led to drought leaving 10.2 million people – more than 1 in 10 Ethiopians – in need of emergency food assistance.


Pakistan maize stakeholders discuss progress

CIMMYT’s Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) held its annual maize working group meeting on 10-11 May.


Harnessing partnerships to build maize seed production and businesses in South Asia

A training course on maize seed production and seed business management was held from 28-30 March, 2016


Pakistani farming community nudged to improve agricultural productivity

AIP organized a one-day conference on “Agricultural Productivity Improvement through Nudging” in Pakistan


Improved maize fights drought in Malawi

As an El Niño-induced drought continues to devastate southern African food crops, CIMMYT promoted drought-tolerant maize to Malawian politicians.


Assessing the potential of ICT in Pakistan’s agricultural extension

CIMMYT’s Agricultural Innovation Program proposed a plan for applying ICT in agricultural extension in Pakistan


Video project in Bangladesh wins award for effective farmer communication

Filming “Save more, grow more, earn more” EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – A collaborative video project aimed at raising farmers’ awareness of small-scale agricultural machinery, water, time, and labor sa …