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.


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 …


Food Security

As staple foods, maize and wheat provide vital nutrients and health benefits, making up close to two-thirds of the world’s food energy intake, and contributing 55 to 70 percent of the total calories i …


CGIAR Research Program on MAIZE

“MAIZE” is a CGIAR Research Program (CRP) launched in 2012 by the CGIAR, a global partnership for a food secure future. CGIAR research is dedicated to reducing rural poverty, increasing food security, …


CIMMYT Socio-Economics Program (SEP)

The potential of agricultural development for poverty alleviation and food security is widely acknowledged, particularly for resource-poor farmers in the developing world. But actually realizing this …


India maize summit focuses on partnerships

By Christian Böeber and Subash S.P./CIMMYT A recent summit in India provided a platform for various stakeholders along the maize value chain to discuss maize trade, technological gaps, industrial util …


Stress-resilient maize hybrids developed for Asian tropics

By K. Seetharam, M.T. Vinayan and P.H. Zaidi/CIMMYT   The development of maize germplasm with combined drought and water-logging tolerance and a strong product line ready for deployment in Asia’s …


ATMA annual review meeting and maize farmer-scientist interaction

Rajasthan is one of the most stress-prone dry states of India, where farmers grow maize as major crop for food and domestic consumption. As such, it provided a perfect setting for the 2nd Annual Progr …


Jharkhand, India: Social learning on conservation agriculture in smallholder rainfed systems

On 13 March 2013, a social learning exercise was organized jointly by Birsa Agricultural University (BAU) and CIMMYT under the aegis of an IFAD supported “Sustainable Intensification of Maize-livestoc …


Workshop on precision phenotyping in Asia

To keep pace with the unprecedented increase in maize demand in Asia, maize programs in the region are increasingly using new tools and techniques for maize improvement to achieve long-term food secur …


Using double haploid in maize breeding

The use of doubled haploids in maize breeding was first proposed more than half a century ago. Today, the in vivo haploid induction technique is routinely used in maize inbred line development, in bot …


ATMA annual review and planning meeting

The ‘Abiotic stress tolerant maize for Asia’ (ATMA) project aims to increase incomes and food security for the poor of South and southeast Asia, with the assistance of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Intern …