Getting to win-win: Can people and nature flourish on an increasingly cultivated planet?
Faced with dramatic biodiversity loss and a growing population, should farmers “share” or “spare” land? Agricultural scientists weigh in, yielding a new perspective.
Supporting the growth of local maize seed industries: Lessons from Mexico
Small local seed businesses are considered key to getting new maize hybrids into farmers’ hands and, ultimately, to meeting global food security goals. MasAgro, a partnership between CIMMYT and Mexico’s Department of Agriculture, offers key insights into what has worked and some major challenges that remain.
State-of-the-art maize doubled haploid facility inaugurated in India
The facility will offer maize doubled haploid production services to public and private sector partners in South Asia.
A new tool to strengthen the fight against fall armyworm in Asia
CIMMYT, USAID and partners announce the publication of a guide for integrated pest management of fall armyworm in Asia.
Tracing the evolution of 50 years of maize research in CGIAR
Publication reviews the history of CGIAR maize research from 1970 to 2020.
CRP Maize Annual Report 2020
For nearly a decade, the CGIAR Research Program on Maize has contributed to resilient, equitable and socially inclusive maize agri-food systems. 2020 proved this work to be more necessary than ever.
AAA drought-tolerant maize now available in Myanmar
The TA5085 variety will benefit farmers producing under rain-fed conditions in drought-prone areas, like Myanmar’s central dry zones.
Mapping the way to lower nitrous oxide emissions
A new study identifies global emissions and mitigation hotspots ripe for more efficient nitrogen use in maize and wheat production.
Breaking Ground: Natalia Palacios gets the most out of maize
From biofortification to cooking techniques, a CIMMYT scientist and her team test how to make this global staple as nutritious as possible.
Consider the seed
The second installment in the CGIAR International Year of Plant Health Webinar Series tackles the often-overlooked issue of germplasm health.
Costich retires, but her odyssey continues
The head of the Maize Germplasm Bank, who retired in September, modernized the bank’s data curation and promoted outreach to maize landrace farming communities in the Americas.
CGIAR webinar unleashes multidisciplinary approach to climate change and plant health
Experts and over 900 participants tackled the agricultural, social, and environmental consequences of climate change-driven impacts on plant health.
MAIZE delivers “valuable solutions” for critical needs, according to an external review
A report commissioned by the CGIAR Advisory Services assesses the program’s achievements from 2017-2019.
Taking stock of value chain development
Assessing the approach’s potential and limitations for strengthening the livelihoods of the rural poor, a new book draws conclusions applicable across the development field.
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?