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Changing the pace of maize breeding in Africa through doubled-haploid technology

Two words – accelerated breeding – are synonymous to doubled-haploid (DH) based maize breeding. This was the core message shared with 56 maize breeders from 10 African countries who recently participa …


16 new CIMMYT maize lines released

CIMMYT is pleased to announce the release of a set of 16 new CIMMYT maize lines (CMLs). These CMLs were developed at various breeding locations of the CIMMYT Global Maize Program by multi-disciplinary …


CIMMYT, Limagrain and Seed Co Limited teams discuss partnership for tackling maize lethal necrosis

Research managers and scientists from CIMMYT, Limagrain and Seed Co Limited held a discussion at CIMMYT-Nairobi on 4 July to forge a partnership to effectively tackle the maize lethal necrosis (MLN) d …


Partnership on maize lethal necrosis in Africa makes significant progress

Partners of the Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) project in Africa, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA), came together to review and dis …


CIMMYT Maize Program scientists assist African plant breeding academy training program in Kenya

By B.M. Prasanna and Rita Mumm/CIMMYT The first group to take part in the African Plant Breeding Academy training program included 24 scientists from 11 countries in Africa. The African Plant Breeding …