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Educational video helps Kenya farmers learn benefits of drought-tolerant maize

A new video aimed at raising awareness among farmers about high-yielding, drought-tolerant maize varieties is set for distribution in eastern Kenya.


Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia

The Heat stress Tolerant Maize (HTMA) for Asia project, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under the Feed the Future initiative, is a public-private alliance that targe …


CIMMYT marks 50 years of innovation in agricultural science for development

CIMMYT will celebrate its 50th anniversary during a three-day event from September 27 to 29, 2016, at headquarters in El Batán, near México City.


Not all maize makes good tortillas

Tortilla dough industry partners evaluating nixtamalized kernels during the workshop “From empirical knowledge to technical tools.” Photo: Natalia Palacios/CIMMYT. With more than 600 food products der …


Asian Maize Conference develops strategies for sustainable intensification of maize in Asia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (From left to right) Anan Suwannarat (Director General, Thai Department of Agriculture), Hiroyuki Konuma (Assistant Director General, FAO-RAP), Raj Paroda (Executive Secretary, A …


Wheat Initiative launches its strategic research agenda

July 27, 2015 – Paris (France)- To meet the expected 60% raise in demand for wheat by 2050, coordination of research and significant investments are needed to increase wheat sustainable production glo …


Martin Kropff, new CIMMYT Director General, embraces science for impact

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Martin Kropff, who takes the helm as director general at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) this week, considers science th …


Capacity building

CIMMYT training courses play a critical role in helping international researchers meet national food security and resource conservation goals. By sharing knowledge to build communities of agricultural …


Maize Research

CIMMYT develops and deploys maize germplasm with high yield, stress resilience and nutritional quality for over 600 million maize-dependent people, including about 120 million malnourished children in …


Africa’s Food Security Threatened by Deadly Maize Disease

Scientists, policymakers, seed companies and regulators converge to seek solutions on maize lethal necrosis Nairobi, Kenya, May 11, 2015 – More than 150 participants will gather in Nairobi for an inte …


USAID’s Feed the Future initiative highlights CIMMYT heat tolerant maize breeding

The Feed the Future initiative of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) featured CIMMYT’s Heat Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project in a recent newsletter, highlighting it as an exem …