Year: 2019

News

CIMMYT recognizes the work and leadership of Monica Mezzalama.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

Farmers are reaping the benefits of SAWA hybrid, an improved maize seed variety designed to withstand drought conditions.

Innovations
In the media

Source: AgroNews (4 Mar 2019)

CIMMYT and BioSense Institute jointly won the CGIAR Platform for Big Data in Agriculture Inspire Challenge in 2018 for machine learning for smarter seed selection.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
In the media

Source: Addis Standard (1 Mar 2019)

Drawing on GENNOVATE case studies from two wheat-growing communities, the authors examine how women and men smallholders innovate with improved wheat seed, row planting and the broad bed maker.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: Dhaka Tribune (2 Mar 2019)

CIMMYT researchers propose long-term solutions to fighting wheat blast, including a diagnostic tool for wheat blast surveillance and a platform for open data and science to combat the fungus.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Publications

Authors examine how smallholders attempt to innovate with improved wheat seed, row planting, and the broad bed maker, introduced through the Ethiopian agricultural extension system.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

Unsustainable farming practices like monocropping are impacting soil health and reducing the productivity of farms.

Nutrition, health and food security
News

A new guidebook promotes improved seed and farming technologies for men and women, with the goal of increasing adoption rates.

Nutrition, health and food security
News

Policy to encourage alternative crops for wheat farmers in South Asia a short-term solution at best, say CIMMYT researchers

Nutrition, health and food security
News

CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.

Nutrition, health and food security
Infographics

They show how wheat blast spreads, its potential effect on wheat production in South Asia and ways farmers can manage it.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
In the media

Source: The Reporter (16 Feb 2019)

A new report shows that gender inequality in Ethiopia is hampering efforts to reach the government’s goal of wheat self-sufficiency by 2022.

Nutrition, health and food security
Press releases

The project will develop maize varieties adapted to the country’s farming conditions and will promote sustainable intensification practices among farmers.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

Toledo’s research is multidisciplinary — it involves genetics and breeding knowledge, as well as statistics and computer science.

Nutrition, health and food security
News

Government officials, researchers and experts developed a list of recommendations going forward.