An early indication of parental lines with potential to tolerate or resist Striga, is showing “light at the end of the tunnel” for farmers battling the nutrient-sucking monster.
CIMMYT scientist applies genomics in maize breeding to achieve higher genetic gains.
The new AGG project has a strong focus on more synergistic and supportive partnerships with national programs to help improve the effectiveness of their breeding efforts.
By working closely with the farmers, Masindi Seed Company puts itself at a strategic position to understand farmers’ preferred traits better.
Interest in farm machinery and crop diversification spike as farmers respond to COVID-19 labor shortages.
Portal will encourage rapid, iterative experimentation and global teamwork to address spread and impact of the invasive crop pest.
CIMMYT’s work may begin with seeds, but our innovations support farmers at all stages of the value chain.
Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) comes to a close but its impact lives on.
The use of corn husk as veneer has helped a town to preserve maize biodiversity, protect the environment and reduce migration.
Source: News Ghana (4 Jun 2020)
CIMMYT Global Maize Program Director B.M. Prasanna calls on scientists to help countries in finding faster solutions to the effects of COVID-19 on food security.
Stephen Mugo retires from CIMMYT after more than twenty years of commitment and scientific contributions.
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.
Breaking Ground: Yoseph Beyene breeds desirable maize varieties for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa
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.
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.
Seed companies in Malawi share how they chose their flagship varieties and got them onto the commercial market.