Breaking Ground: Jordan Chamberlin avidly explores the changing landscapes of Africa
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.
Breaking Ground: Aparna Das leads efficient and demand-driven maize research
Technical coordination between research and development partners is key to breed maize varieties that respond to the diverse needs of small farmers.
Making seed systems work for men and women
Seed systems play a major role in Africa’s agricultural transformation — but are they gender-friendly?
Nurture soil as our food and climate insurance
Soil conservation means food security for farmers in Malawi.
Do smallholders get the right seed and inputs from their agrodealer?
A new agrodealer survey explores smallholder’s access to improved maize seed and fertilizer in Tanzania and Uganda.
Investing in drought-tolerant maize is good for Africa
Recent impact studies in Uganda and Zambia show that farmers adopting drought-tolerant maize increased their yields significantly and reduced risks of crop failure.
New tools guide interventions against acid soils in Africa using lime
Experts are developing data and dashboards to advise policymakers about the cost and feasibility of liming to increase maize productivity.
What it takes to bring the best seed to farmers
CIMMYT’s board witnesses the results of impactful research and market partnerships in Kenya.
Pulses, cobs and a healthy soil prove the success of a rural innovator
Long-term research on climate-smart agriculture in Malawi has improved the productivity, resilience and prospects of Mary Twaya, a single mother of three.
Collaborative product profiling captures farmers’ demand for greater impact
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 security
Partner field days in Kenya presented sustainable solutions to crop threats and innovations in seed and agronomy.
What farmers want
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.
Bill Gates highlights impact of CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant maize
In a blog post and video, Gates highlights the “essential” role of CIMMYT and other CGIAR research centers in “feeding our future.”
Fodder for thought
How green manure and conservation agriculture are transforming the lives of farmers in eastern Zimbabwe.
Conservation agriculture works for farmers and for sustainable intensification
Agriculture leaders of eastern and southern Africa encourage wider adoption of conservation agriculture for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment.