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New high-yielding maize aids smallholder farmers, helps hungry in drought-hit Africa

Bigger and healthier maize is helping counter the effects of severe drought caused by the warming effects of an El Nino weather system.


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

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


Young African scientists gain inspiration from experienced maize researchers

CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program (GMP) team in Africa attended the AfPBA training program held June 2016 at the World Agroforestry Center.


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.


Are cows the next development boom for smallholder farmers?

Smallholder livestock farmers in Zimbabwe are rapidly increasing profits thanks to a pivot to new sustainable agriculture initiatives.


NuME: a key actor in agricultural innovation systems in Ethiopia

A CIMMYT project was selected as a key actor in agricultural and rural innovation in Ethiopia by CDAIS.


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.


CIMMYT DG’s visit to CIMMYT-Asia, Hyderabad, highlights the importance of collaboration

CIMMYT’s Director General Martin Kropff visits the organization’s office in Hyderabad, India.


CIMMYT and partners set the pace in maize and wheat research in Africa

State-of-art research facilities leap Africa’s Agricultural potential through modern research.


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.


CIMMYT receives collaboration award from the Yunnan provincial government

CIMMYT received a collaboration award recognizing contributions made to improving maize and wheat productivity, from the government in China’s Yunnan Province.


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.


Drought-tolerant maize a boon to farmers in Zambia hit by El Niño

Drought-related challenges in Africa call for proactive interventions rather than reactive ones.


New seed storage facility in Kenya to bolster Africa’s maize research

NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) – A new maize seed storage cold room is to be inaugurated by the directors general of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) and the International M …


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.


HarvestPlus World Food Prize laureates benefit more than 10 million people

HarvestPlus director Howarth Bouis is one of four winners of the 2016 World Food Prize for research leading to a substantial increase in the availability of nutritious biofortified crops.


CIMMYT’s knowledge sharing efforts contribute to improved seed production in Africa

A training held from June 13 – 23, 2016 emphasized hand pollination in maize variety development and seed multiplication.


Scientists trained on breeding program management, statistical data analysis

A training course on maize breeding program management and statistical data analysis was held from 23-27 May 2016 in Islamabad, Pakistan.


Pakistan maize stakeholders discuss progress

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


CIMMYT expands registered maize hybrids to western Nepal

CIMMYT and partners are supporting the expansion of registered hybrid maize and to help increase the crop’s productivity throughout the country.