Blogs

Food security
News

CIMMYT representatives discuss the impact of the pandemic on Mexico and why CIMMYT works towards more resilient agri-food systems with healthier and more prosperous people.

Food security
Videos

Maize and wheat seeds from all over the world are preserved at the CIMMYT genebank, used to bring new varieties to farmers, and backed up at the Global Seed Vault.

Capacity development
News

ILRI incorporates CIMMYT tool into their scaling framework and recommends other CGIAR centers to do the same.

Capacity development
Features

Seed companies in Malawi share how they chose their flagship varieties and got them onto the commercial market.

Food security
In the media

Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)

CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.

Innovation and technology
News

The 2020 IAAA award recognizes groundbreaking data systems and tools helping more than 150,000 farmers in Mexico.

Food security
Features

Hot on the trail of fall armyworm, CIMMYT builds local research partnerships in Southeast Asia.

Innovation and technology
News

New testing and learning platform aims to build the knowledge base for trust and transparency technologies in food systems.

Health and nutrition
Features

CIMMYT scientist helps breeders meet complex and stringent market demands for high-quality wheat.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Devex (4 May 2020)

Leaders from CIMMYT, Harvest Plus and Clinton Development Initiative discuss need for smallholder farmers to be resilient against shocks — pandemics, droughts or crop infestations.

Food security
Press releases

Publication analyzes success factors of Wheat Seed Scaling project, which has benefited more than 131,000 rural households in Ethiopia.

Health and nutrition
Features

Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.

Food security
In the media

Source: The Nation (27 Apr 2020)

CIMMYT, Clinton Development Initiative and Harvest Plus work together to make drought-tolerant and vitamin A biofortified maize available to farmers in Malawi.

Food security
News

The world’s largest public research network on food systems, of which CIMMYT is a member, is looking for qualified individuals to join its new One CGIAR Common Board.

Capacity development
Features

Malawian smallholders tackle challenges together using the farmer field school approach.