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.
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.
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.
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.
ILRI incorporates CIMMYT tool into their scaling framework and recommends other CGIAR centers to do the same.
Seed companies in Malawi share how they chose their flagship varieties and got them onto the commercial market.
Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)
CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.
The 2020 IAAA award recognizes groundbreaking data systems and tools helping more than 150,000 farmers in Mexico.
Hot on the trail of fall armyworm, CIMMYT builds local research partnerships in Southeast Asia.
New testing and learning platform aims to build the knowledge base for trust and transparency technologies in food systems.
CIMMYT scientist helps breeders meet complex and stringent market demands for high-quality wheat.
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.
Publication analyzes success factors of Wheat Seed Scaling project, which has benefited more than 131,000 rural households in Ethiopia.
Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.
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.