Reviving Nepal’s agriculture
Source: The Kathmandu Post (31 May 2023)
Mixed farming can boost food security and climate resilience. IWMI and CIMMYT are leading pilot efforts in Nepal to promote sustainable intensification of mixed farming systems (SIMFS).
How to address the food insecurity driving forced migration
Source: Mexico Business News (9 May 2023)
Bram Govaerts, CIMMYT Director General, addresses the root causes of forced migrations with five adaptation measures that public and private actors can adopt to strengthen agri-food systems and protect vulnerable regions from climate shocks.
Delivering transgenic drought-tolerant and insect-protected maize varieties to African farmers
Source: Seed Quest (3 May 2023)
The TELA maize project has protected smallholder farmers from Stem-borer and Fall Armyworm through resistant maize varieties. As part of the project’s fifth year, the AATF has restated its commitment to developing transgenic drought-tolerant and insect-protected maize varieties.
LIPS-ZIM assists farmers to adopt productive and resilient livestock systems
Source: Sunday News (23 Apr 2023)
With intensifying climate change, farmers in Matabeleland, Zimbabwe adopt innovative methods for resilient and productive livestock as part of the Livestock Production Systems in Zimbabwe (LIPS-ZIM) project.
Farmers on the Front Lines: Mexico’s Cacao Crops Are Recovering Thanks to Women Like This
Source: Global Citizen (21 Apr 2023)
CIMMYT gender research helps the Agrovita program, a collaboration between PepsiCo and Proforest, a UK-based agriculture non-profit, to design and promote gender sensitive training programs for smallholder cacao farmers in Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico.