Taking stock of value chain development
Assessing the approach’s potential and limitations for strengthening the livelihoods of the rural poor, a new book draws conclusions applicable across the development field.
Breaking Ground: Gokul Paudel finds the best on-farm practices for South Asia
CIMMYT system economist explores ways to streamline smallholder farming systems through mechanization, gender equity and conservation agriculture.
No greater challenge
World-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs joins CIMMYT’s end-of-year event to reflect upon the important tasks CGIAR should undertake in its upcoming 50 years of impact.
Best of 2020: Editors’ picks
This year, we published more than 250 stories related to maize and wheat science around the world. Here are some of our favorites.
Small-mechanization pilot initiative signs up 15 service providers to boost incomes and resilience through a lease-to-own business model in Masvingo, Zimbabwe.
Molecular breeding speeds development of better seeds
Need for continuous testing and application of new breeding methods to deliver resilient seed varieties at a faster rate is more important now than ever before.
Q&A: CGIAR investment has generated returns of 10 times the amount invested
Philip Pardey discusses the importance of collaboration between national research systems and CGIAR, and why investment in agricultural research and development is needed now more than ever.
Breaking Ground: Rahel Assefa thrives off witnessing impact
Ethiopia-based project manager finds inspiration in supporting programs and colleagues across Africa.
“CIMMYT is at my heart”
Global Wheat Program director Hans Braun retires, leaving behind a legacy of strong leadership and wheat for millions.
An instant seed market
Seed fair in Masvingo, Zimbabwe — the first of its kind — increases smallholder access to stress tolerant varieties and knowledge on climate-smart technologies.
Taking stock of the national toolbox
Researchers take stock of the fertilizer recommendation tools in available in Ethiopia in support of the country’s National Soils Strategy.
International Whole Grain Day 2020
Celebrating whole grains as an integral part of healthy, sustainable — and delicious — diets.
Saving water and time
Drip irrigation technologies are conserving resources and improving farmer resilience in eastern Zimbabwe.
The beginning of a beautiful partnership
Experts discuss solutions to postharvest losses and how agricultural mechanization can benefit rural women in the Global South.
Farmers flock towards nutritious, orange maize
A growing number of smallholders in southern Zimbabwe adopt provitamin-A maize after collective learning and knowledge transfer initiative.