CIMMYT project helps educate farmers in Zimbabwe on seed practices and improved varieties
A project run by CIMMYT is giving farmers access to demos, field days and seed fairs to improve their understanding of good agronomic practices and improved seed varieties.
Kenya Lifts 10-year Ban On GM Foods, Allows Open Cultivation, Importation Of White GM Maize
Source: New Nigerian Newspaper (20 Oct 2022)
Food crops and animal feeds produced through biotechnology innovations can now be imported into Kenya after the ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) was lifted.
From seed to feed
CIMMYT experts share latest updates in efforts to achieve feed self-sufficiency and more sustainable agrifood systems in Nepal.
Increasing yield gain in Afghanistan
Genetic gain for yield in CIMMYT varieties distributed in Afghanistan shows an increase over a 14-year period.
Leading Norwich plant scientists call for action to mitigate food crisis
Source: Eastern Daily Press (15 Oct 2022)
A tiered approach is needed to tackle food crises and wheat shortages triggered by the Ukraine-Russia crisis.
CIMMYT and China: A successful partnership since 1974
The CIMMYT–China collaboration over four decades has added some 10.7 million additional tons of wheat to China’s national wheat output.
Planting Better Seeds a Key for Mexico’s Food Security
Source: Mexico Business News (14 Oct 2022)
Bram Govaerts discussing the development of seed systems that work for smallholder farmers.
Refresher webinar on fall armyworm management in South Asia
Experts share latest updates, experiences, and ways forward to help farmers battle fall armyworm.
CIMMYT delivers seed to Svalbard Global Seed Vault
Maize and wheat seeds stored in Svalbard are essential for protecting global biodiversity for future generations.
Exploring the potential for scaling nutritious cereal-based foods
CIMMYT’s agrifood systems research looks at how to better connect farmers to consumers in a sustainable way, allowing for higher benefits from farming and increased access to nutritious cereal-based food for consumers.
The critical role of smallholder farmers of the Eastern Gangetic Plains in the global food chain
For World Food Day, discover how CIMMYT is improving food security, livelihoods and nutrition in South Asia, with support from ACIAR.
Making purple maize a seed of prosperity for Peruvian farmers
High-yielding purple maize, introduced into Peruvian agriculture by Alicia Medina Hoyos, is attracting global attention.
Elite maize seeds handed over to seed sector stakeholders in Nepal
A range of maize varieties that are high-yielding, climate resilient and nutritious are being introduced for the first time in Nepal.
Forging collaborative ties from south to south
Wheat experts gather at the Second International Wheat Congress to discuss resilience and sustainability, aiming to increase collaboration in the advancement of the crop.
Nestlé Mexico and CIMMYT expand their collaboration for responsible sourcing through Plan Maíz
The results of the Plan Maíz initiative were presented and, looking ahead, one of the goals is to ensure that 20% of the maize and wheat from this project is sourced through regenerative agriculture practices by 2025 and 50% by 2030.