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Improving diet through nutritious maize in Colombia

A field day was organized at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture to show the advances of biofortified maize in Colombia.


New technologies to increase coffee-maize system profitability

To demostrate the advances of the project “Increasing the profitability of maize-coffee systems” conducted by CIMMYT in Colombia over the past 10 years in collaboration with the National Federation of …


Maize protects Colombian coffee from climate change

Preliminary results have shown that a maize-coffee cropping system acts like a huge atmospheric carbon sink, capturing up to 60 times more carbon than a coffee-bean system during one cycle of the asso …


CIAT and CIMMYT complete genetic analysis and plant breeding course in Colombia

By Luis Narro and Janeth Bolaños/ CIMMYT Dr. Jiankang Wang planted a bread tree at the end of the course, which is a CIAT tradition to mark the close of an international training course. CIMMYT’s offi …


Release of new CIMMYT-derived maize hybrid in Peru

A new maize hybrid, INIA 609 Naylamp, which yielded as much as 10 tons per hectare in marginal soils, based on data gathered from trials at 36 locations in the agriculturally rich province of Lambayeq …