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Maize biofortification fights malnutrition in Pakistan

September 13, 2017

In the face of endemic malnutrition, researchers in Pakistan are turning to biofortified maize to combat vitamin A, zinc and protein deficiencies.


Zimbabwe enacts new strategy in fall armyworm fight

August 28, 2017

The fall armyworm has since caused significant damage on over 280,000 hectares of maize in Africa since 2015. Zimbabwe established a fall armyworm working group in July this year to bring all stakehol …


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.


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.


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.


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 …


Quality assurance and control ensure delivery of high quality maize seed to farmers

May 31, 2017

Representatives gathered to discuss how maize seed systems in Africa can be strengthened through quality assurance control measures.


New Publications: Sustainable agriculture boosts water savings in India

May 30, 2017

In northwestern India, growing maize is being advocated as an alternative to rice to address resource degradation challenges such as declining water tables and climate change induced variability in ra …


Tanzanian start-up rises to profitable maize business

May 29, 2017

CIMMYT supports seed company partners in enhancing their capacity to produce foundation and certified seed.


Maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility opens avenues for introducing novel maize germplasm in southern Africa

May 22, 2017

The maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility in southern Africa was officially opened in Zimbabwe on April 20, 2017.