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Food security
In the media

Source: Maclean's (6 Mar 2020)

Preserving ancient maize landraces in Mexico is key for biodiversity, food security and future sustainability.

Health and nutrition
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Consumers near Mexico City perceived blue maize tortillas to taste better. They were willing to pay up to a third more to buy them for special family events or to consume them in restaurants.

Innovation and technology
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New maize varieties to bolster seed sector and enhance farm productivity.

Food security
In the media

Source: Times of India (31 Jan 2020)

New seed will withstand drought conditions and natural calamities.

Food security
In the media

Source: Excelsior (26 Jan 2020)

CIMMYT germplasm bank samples are the basis for development of new maize seeds used in the MasAgro Program.

Food security
Features

Public and private partners join forces to mitigate voracious pest.

Food security
In the media

Source: Mexico News Daily (15 Jan 2020)

Winner acknowledges the work of INIFAP, CIMMYT and the Mexico Corn Tortilla Foundation to recuperate native maize species.

Food security
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Interested organizations are invited to send maize germplasm for screening.

Climate change
Features

Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.

Food security
In the media

Source: Culinary Backstreets (2 Dec 2019)

Food entrepreneur worked with CIMMYT researcher to create a fair market for farmers with surplus heirloom maize in Mexico.

Innovation and technology
News

Recent impact studies in Uganda and Zambia show that farmers adopting drought-tolerant maize increased their yields significantly and reduced risks of crop failure.

Food security
Features

Experts reflect on the successful efforts to limit the spread of maize lethal necrosis across eastern and southern Africa.

Food security
Features

Markets and value chains expert studies seed demand and distribution, with the aim to help agro-dealers and seed businesses better market improved seed.

Climate change
News

Nepal boosts domestic maize hybrid seed production.

Food security
News

Smallholders in India’s Karnataka state get higher yields from drought- and heat-tolerant maize.