Replacing gender myths and assumptions with knowledge

If we are to be truly successful in improving the lives of farmers and consumers in the developing world, we need to base our interventions on the best evidence available.


Hill Maize Research Project

The Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP), funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation was initiated in 1999 with the objective of increasing the food security of farm families in the hill …


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, …


Celebrate World Food Day with CIMMYT and FAO

  Download Press Release (116.68 kB) El Batan, Mexico, 15 October 2014 – World Food Day is held annually on 16 October. World Food Day celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization …


Hill Maize Research Project IV welcomes new leader

By K.C. Dilli /CIMMYT The Hill Maize Research project (HMRP) commends the commitment, dedication and service of Guillermo Ortiz-Ferrara, who retired on 31 January after leading the project for nearly …


361 years of wheat work

By Mike Listman/CIMMYT From left to right: José Juan Ramírez (1974-2014); Hans Braun; John Snape; Roberto Javier Peña (1971-2013); Guillermo Ortiz-Ferrara (1971-2010); Sanjaya Rajaram; Alfredo Valenci …


Travelling seminar shows project progress in Nepal

Travelling Seminar participants visit the NARC Agricultural Research Station, Dailekh. Photo courtesy of Everest Media Pvt. Ltd By Nirmal Gadal/CIMMYT A three-day travelling seminar organized by CIMMY …


Project spotlight: the Hill Maize Research Project

HMRP partners visiting CBSP groups in the hill district of Palpa, Nepal. Photo: G. Ortiz Ferrara/CIMMYT By Dilli KC/CIMMYT Beginning in August, the Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP-IV), has worked wi …


Focus on heat stress resilient maize for Asia

Scientists from the Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project and representatives from collaborating public and private sector institutions from the region, Purdue University, and CIMMYT gath …


Global Maize Program meeting: The old and the new intersect in Kathmandu

Lone Badstue (CIMMYT gender and monitoring and evaluation specialist; third from left, bottom) talks with four coordinators of community-based seed production groups in Nepal (top, from right). Also p …


USAID and CIMMYT visit the 1st community-managed maize seed company in the hills of Nepal

The community based seed production (CBSP) program is one of the most successful interventions of the Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP) Phase IV in Nepal. Through this program, the project has signif …


Maize traveling seminar for high-level officials in Nepal

The Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP) led by CIMMYT, in close partnership with the the Nepal Agriculture Research Council (NARC) and the Department of Agriculture (DoA) jointly organized a five-day M …


CIMMYT strengthens collaboration between Bhutan and Nepal

The similarities between the hills of Nepal and the maize producing areas of Bhutan encourage stronger cooperation between the two countries. To discuss this cooperation, a team of scientists from CIM …


Director General visits Nepal

CIMMYT director general Thomas Lumpkin visited Nepal during 01-03 May 2012. One of the main objectives of his visit was to discuss the Borlaug Institute for South Asia (BISA) launched last year in Ind …


Improved maize varieties and partnerships welcomed in Bhutan

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 11, November 2008 Sandwiched between China and India, the Kingdom of Bhutan is a small country that relies on maize in a big way. But maize yields are typically low due to cro …


Community seed promoters trained in sustainable maize seed production and marketing in Nepal

Ensuring a market for maize seed produced using community based seed production (CBSP) in the value chain system, and enhancing management and marketing competencies of local partners are among the st …


Traveling seminar exhibits maize research and development in the hills of Nepal

During 19-21 August 2011, a travelling seminar on “Maize Research and Development in the Hills of Nepal” was organized by the CIMMYT-led Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP), Nepal Agricultural Research …


Spotlight on maize seed marketing in Nepal

Since 1999, the CIMMYT-led Hill Maize Research Project (HMRP) has been analyzing the maize seed value chain, increasing market assurance for seed from community-based seed production (CBSP) projects, …


Strengthening Bhutan-Nepal-CIMMYT Maize Program collaboration

In Bhutan, maize is one of the most important cereal crops, grown in an area of approximately 77,000 ha, at an altitude ranging from 150 to 3000+ masl. Over 69% of Bhutan’s farming households cultivat …