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

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


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.


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.


Harnessing partnerships to build maize seed production and businesses in South Asia

A training course on maize seed production and seed business management was held from 28-30 March, 2016


U.S. embassy in Pakistan highlights hybrid maize seed production

New maize varieties with resistance and tolerance to multiple stresses to benefit Pakistani farmers thanks to joint CIMMYT-USAID collaboration.


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 …


The legacy of drought tolerant maize for Africa

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project has contributed towards improving the seed system in sub-Saharan Africa in the face of extreme drought.


Germplasm Research

The Genetic Resources Program manages CIMMYT’s gene bank — also known as a germplasm bank — the Seed Health Unit, Biometrics & Statistics Unit, and Data Management Unit. The program conserves, a …


The first heat tolerant maize hybrids are licensed for deployment in Bangladesh, India and Nepal

Women farmers at a HTMA hybrid demonstration at Dumarawana village, Bara District, Nepal. Photo: NMRP, Rampur The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI), Bangladesh’s ACI Seeds, India’s Bih …


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 …


Training on developing stress-resilient maize at CIMMYT-Hyderabad, India

A training course on developing stress-resilient maize for early-/mid-career maize breeders from national programs, agricultural universities and seed companies, especially small and medium enterprise …


Bangladeshi scientists learn to develop stress-resilient maize

The Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) and CIMMYT organized a training course on developing stress tolerant maize at BARI facilities in Gazipur, Joydebpur, Bangladesh, on 21 April 2015. …


HTMA offers stress-resilient maize hybrids to meet Bangladesh’s growing demand

CIMMYT’s Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project held a hybrid maize field day during 21-22 April at the Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute’s (BARI) Regional Agricultural Research S …


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, …


New USAID lead for climate-resilient cereals portfolio visits Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia

Dr. Nora Lapitan, the new science advisor in the Bureau for Food Security of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and lead of USAID’s Climate-Resilient Cereals portfolio, visited the …


Heat stress-resilient maize hybrids for Asian farmers

The “2nd Annual Progress Review and Planning Meeting for the HTMA Project” was held 22-23 July at UAS, Raichur in Karnataka, India. To take advantage of the presence of renowned scientists at this new …


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 …


CIMMYT maize projects creating synergies for enhanced impacts in South Asia

By AbduRahman Beshir and P.H. Zaidi/CIMMYT South Asia is particularly vulnerable to climate fluctuations, and extreme weather conditions can cause abiotic stress in rain-fed crops such as maize. Recog …


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 …