Macdonald Bright Jumbo
Announcing CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa
Breakthrough comes after three years of intensive research and trials conducted in Kenya — and during the United Nations International Year of Plant Health — and represents a significant advance in the global fight against fall armyworm.
An aspiration for entrepreneurship
CSISA initiatives support smallholder farmers in India to become successful entrepreneurs.
Delivering improved maize seed against all odds
Ugandan seed enterprise showcases the performance of stress-resilient maize varieties and engages agro-dealers as last mile seed merchants.
2020 Bӓnziger Award winners announced
Rahel Assefa and Kate Dreher selected as inaugural winners of award celebrating women’s contribution to CIMMYT’s work and mission.
Nixtamalization: An ingenious solution for healthier maize-based diets
Could an ancient and — in the Americas — commonplace practice help make maize agri-food systems more nutritious?
How hybrid maize helps farmers get through dry spells
Source: MIT Technology Review (18 Dec 2020)
A new seed developed by CIMMYT is boosting maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, where yields are less than a third of what they are in the US—in large part because of drought.
Breaking Ground: Gokul Paudel finds the best on-farm practices for South Asia
CIMMYT system economist explores ways to streamline smallholder farming systems through mechanization, gender equity and conservation agriculture.
Solving South Asia’s sustainability issues will require a systems approach to crop management
New research shows that a portfolio of crop management practices can boost productivity while minimizing harm to the environment.
The past, present and future of agricultural research
Researchers join government officials and other stakeholders to discuss collaborative research and development activities in Bangladesh.
No greater challenge
World-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs joins CIMMYT’s end-of-year event to reflect upon the important tasks CGIAR should undertake in its upcoming 50 years of impact.
Crop variety guide for farmers
New manual supports informed choices for climate resilience in Zimbabwe.
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center works in Colombia to enhance grain quality
Source: RCN Radio (15 Dec 2020)
Natalia Palacios, Maize Quality Specialist at CIMMYT, spoke about the center’s work in Colombia and the future of maize production in the program ‘Tierra de Sueños’.
“Historic” release of six improved wheat varieties in Nepal
High-zinc and climate-resilient varieties poised to boost production for farmers and nutrition for consumers.
Shining a brighter light on adoption and diffusion
Improved maize varieties among top three CGIAR innovations adopted by up to 11 million households in Ethiopia, independent study shows.