CIMMYT spatial economist studies how economic behavior varies across diverse geographical contexts, how smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa are evolving, and the need to revisit agricultural resources and policies accordingly.
Technical coordination between research and development partners is key to breed maize varieties that respond to the diverse needs of small farmers.
Seed systems play a major role in Africa’s agricultural transformation — but are they gender-friendly?
Soil conservation means food security for farmers in Malawi.
A new agrodealer survey explores smallholder’s access to improved maize seed and fertilizer in Tanzania and Uganda.
Recent impact studies in Uganda and Zambia show that farmers adopting drought-tolerant maize increased their yields significantly and reduced risks of crop failure.
Experts are developing data and dashboards to advise policymakers about the cost and feasibility of liming to increase maize productivity.
CIMMYT’s board witnesses the results of impactful research and market partnerships in Kenya.
Long-term research on climate-smart agriculture in Malawi has improved the productivity, resilience and prospects of Mary Twaya, a single mother of three.
A demand-driven, multi-lens approach ensures the best maize varieties are available to seed companies and farmers.
Seed production innovations, conservation agriculture and partnerships are key for Africa’s food securityNutrition, health and food security
Partner field days in Kenya presented sustainable solutions to crop threats and innovations in seed and agronomy.
In demonstration plots in Kenya, smallholder farmers evaluate and rank maize varieties according to their preferred traits — a feedback that is crucial to CIMMYT’s maize breeding work.
In a blog post and video, Gates highlights the “essential” role of CIMMYT and other CGIAR research centers in “feeding our future.”
How green manure and conservation agriculture are transforming the lives of farmers in eastern Zimbabwe.
Agriculture leaders of eastern and southern Africa encourage wider adoption of conservation agriculture for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment.