The many colors of maize, the material of life
The use of corn husk as veneer has helped a town to preserve maize biodiversity, protect the environment and reduce migration.
Battling devastating viral diseases, also in plants
Maize lethal necrosis has taught us that intensive efforts to keep human and plant diseases at bay need to continue beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
Blue maize is all the rage, but are consumers willing to pay?
Study gives insight into Mexican consumers’ preferences and demand for blue maize tortillas.
Winners of 2019 MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards – Latin America announced
Seven young farmers, researchers and activists are advancing change, innovation and research in their communities.
African leaders rely on science and technology to improve food security
At the Africa Food Security Leadership Dialogue in Rwanda, experts and policymakers analyzed ways to address the continent’s food security crisis in the face of climate change.
New association formed to support smallholder native maize farmers in Mexico
ProMaíz Nativo will promote small-scale landrace maize farmers through certification and fair market access.
Seeds of progress
In a male-dominated sector, women leading maize seed companies in eastern and southern Africa share their experiences.
Shifting to a demand-led maize improvement agenda
In annual meeting, STMA project partners build on the successes of research in combatting drought, heat, pests and disease.
New study identifies best agronomic practices to reduce fall armyworm damage
Good weed management, conservation agriculture, and use of manure and compost are recommended to help control fall armyworm in Africa.
International Women’s Day 2019: Women in seed systems in Africa
These entrepreneurs are breaking social barriers while improving household nutrition and livelihoods.
Better together: Partnership around zinc maize improves nutrition in Guatemala
CIMMYT, HarvestPlus and Semilla Nueva are working together to reduce the country’s levels of malnutrition, through the development and deployment of the world’s first biofortified zinc-enriched maize.
Winners of the 2018 MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards – Asia announced
Four awardees are using modern technologies, dedicated to new knowledge and with hopes to improve the world.
Fall armyworm reported in India: battle against the pest extends now to Asia
The voracious and devastating pest has the potential to spread quickly not only within India, but also to other neighboring countries in Asia.