Blogs

Innovation and technology
Features

Susanne Köhler discusses how this technology can be used to increase the resilience of individuals, communities and ecosystems.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

Technical and business training provides women with opportunities to break barriers and improve livelihoods.

Food security
News

Bram Govaerts receives the highest distinction offered by the American Society of Agronomy.

Capacity development
Videos

A new video dramatizes the human stakes of the battle against fall armyworm and shows how techniques developed by CIMMYT and partners are helping farmers beat the pest.

Food security
News

Genomic-wide association study evaluated samples from Bolivia and Bangladesh for blast-resistant genes.

News

CIMMYT and partners in sub-Saharan Africa work with seed companies to invest in deployment of climate-resilient and nutritionally enriched maize seed.

In the media

Source: Kenya Broadcasting Company (5 Oct 2020)

CIMMYT and partners are supporting the commercial seed sector to produce seed free from the maize cause of maize lethal necrosis.

Climate change
Podcasts

Sustainable farming method can increase resilience to climate change, protect biodiversity and sustainably use natural resources.

In the media

Source: Seed World (1 Oct 2020)

CIMMYT’s seed bank preserves the genetic diversity of maize and wheat so the crops can adapt to a changing production environment.

Innovation and technology
Features

CIMMYT spatial economist studies how economic behavior varies across diverse geographical contexts, how smallholder farming systems in sub-Saharan Africa are evolving, and the need to revisit agricultural resources and policies accordingly.

Food security
Features

CIMMYT puts forward integrated systems, healthy diets and One CGIAR agronomic innovation at first-ever virtual edition of the African Green Revolution Forum.

Food security
In the media

Source: Devex (29 Sep 2020)

Farmers in South Sudan using fall armyworm-specific biological control Fawlingen have shown a 63% increase in yield compared to untreated plots.

Food security
Press releases

Researchers in Zambia confirm the arrival of this devastating fungal disease to the African continent.

Health and nutrition
Features

Strong partnerships key to making healthy diets affordable and meeting global nutrition challenges, says CIMMYT researcher Natalia Palacios at 2020 African Green Revolution Forum.

Climate change
In the media

Source: Down to Earth (25 Sep 2020)

Efficient use of fertilizer, adoption of zero-tillage and management of irrigation water can cut greenhouse gas emissions.