Blogs

Innovation and technology
Features

As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.

Food security
In the media

Source: Donne del Food (31 May 2020)

B.M. Prasanna, director of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program and the CGIAR Research Program on Maize, discusses the viral disease maize lethal necrosis.

Food security
Features

CIMMYT breeder applies new tools and technologies to accelerate genetic gains, make breeding more efficient, and keep up with the changing dynamics of biotic and abiotic stresses.

Food security
Features

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.

Food security
In the media

Source: Seed Quest (27 May 2020)

Nepal Agricultural Research Council and CIMMYT scientists suspect new races of stripe and leaf rust in the Nepal hills and terai in the recent 2020 wheat season.

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
In the media

Source: The Manila Times (26 May 2020)

Mexican designer Fernando Laposse partnered with CIMMYT and works with a village of Mixtec farmers to transform unused maize husks into furniture.

Food security
In the media

Source: SciDev.net (25 May 2020)

As COVID-19 pandemic threatens smallholder farmers, it could be an opportunity to shift priorities and increase support to agriculture.

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.