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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.


Sustainable agriculture poised to save Mayan rainforests from deforestation

Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.


New online learning platform offers capacity development for all

An online learning platform created in partnership with the Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) initiative will revolutionize the project’s capacity development efforts.


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.


Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO visits CIMMYT

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation CEO Sue Desmond-Hellmann visited CIMMYT’s headquarters in Mexico.


Ancient maize varieties provide modern solution to tar spot complex

In southern Mexico and Central America a fungal maize disease known as tar spot complex is decimating yields, threatening local food security and livelihoods.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


How improved maize gives options to farmers

Improved seeds resilient to drought, disease and other stresses allow farming families to invest more in their livelihoods and children’s futures.


AIP Pakistan institutes surveys to enhance effective interventions

AIP meets to review progress and plan follow up surveys to address farmer demands and future challenges.


Cereal systems in South Asia show diverse benefits of conservation agriculture

Conservation agriculture practices are climate-smart, helping farmers adapt to climate change while minimizing greenhouse gas emissions, researchers say.


Drought tolerant maize: Long-run science, investments, and partnerships pay off in Africa

Before climate change became a hot topic, the U.N. Development Programme provided funding for an international team of scientists in Mexico to find a better way to breed resilient maize for farmers in …


INFOGRAPHIC: Reducing the gender gap in agriculture

To mark International Women’s Day 2016, CIMMYT created an infographic to highlight the importance of reducing the gender gap in agriculture.


Q+A: Ignore preconceptions, stake claim on science, CIMMYT’s Natalia Palacios tells women, girls

Discrimination in the science sector remains a significant challenge to achieving gender balance in education and professional research, said Natalia Palacios, a top maize researcher.


How to work with agricultural innovation systems

The CGIAR Research Program on MAIZE and the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) of the Netherlands organized a workshop called “Designing projects focusing on agricultural innovation systems” in Wageningen …


Learning partnerships turn research into results for Mexican agriculture

The Seeds of Discovery (SeeD) project seeks to empower the next generation of Mexican scientists to use maize and wheat biodiversity to effectively meet the needs of Mexican agriculture in the future.


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.


Cross-regional efforts produce a toolbar for direct seeding of maize

Cheap, light, versatile… and locally manufactured Direct seeding of maize using a two-wheel tractor has been made possible over the past decade or so by manufacturing companies in China, India, and Br …