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Replacing gender myths and assumptions with knowledge

September 18, 2015

If we are to be truly successful in improving the lives of farmers and consumers in the developing world, we need to base our interventions on the best evidence available.


Asian Maize Conference develops strategies for sustainable intensification of maize in Asia

August 10, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (From left to right) Anan Suwannarat (Director General, Thai Department of Agriculture), Hiroyuki Konuma (Assistant Director General, FAO-RAP), Raj Paroda (Executive Secretary, A …


Show and tell: when technology adoption becomes farmer-driven

August 7, 2015

What does the CASFESA project have to show for two-and-a-half years in Kenya? Many poor smallholder farmers in Africa bear the brunt of infertile soils. Research offers a partial solution: Conservatio …


Tech-savvy women in Haryana implement precision fertilizer application

August 3, 2015

The state of Haryana, India’s breadbasket, faces a major challenge due to the excessive use of nitrogen fertilizer (N: P: K = 27.2: 9.8: 1) in agriculture. The overuse of nitrogen fertilizer in the ri …


Agricultural Innovation Program for Pakistan

July 28, 2015

Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan is working to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes in the agricultural sector through the promotion and dissemination of modern …


Strengthening seed production capacity in Malawi

July 6, 2015

CIMMYT designed and gave an integrated maize seed systems training course for 32 seed technicians from the public and private sectors on 18-22 May at Chitedze Agricultural Research Station. The course …


Learning climate smart agricultural practices empowers women farmers in Haryana

July 6, 2015

Haryana is traditionally an agrarian state where many farm operations are undertaken by women; however, in this male-dominated farm society, decision-making does not involve women folk. Under CIMMYT-C …


CIMMYT identifies Nepalese communities to feature in global gender study

June 22, 2015

A workshop to select case studies in Nepal for the Global Study on Gender Norms and Capacities for Agricultural Innovation was hosted by CIMMYT on 3 June 2015. This was the first meeting held by CIMMY …


In fond memory of Paula Kantor (1969-2015)

June 18, 2015

Paula had an exceptionally sharp, analytical mind and a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them a better chance to influence their own lives and choose their own path.


For development expert Paula Kantor, gender equality was crucial

June 10, 2015

Gender and development specialist Paula Kantor had a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them greater control over their own lives.


Martin Kropff, new CIMMYT Director General, embraces science for impact

June 3, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – Martin Kropff, who takes the helm as director general at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) this week, considers science th …


Local innovations help meet farmers’ needs in Bihar

June 2, 2015

During a pilot program with members of the Kisan Sakhi Group in Muzzafarpur, Bihar nearly 350 women farmers were trained on operating the Diesel Engine Powered Open Drum Thresher. In this picture, Sur …


SUPER WOMAN: Asriani Anie Annisa Hasan protects local Indonesian maize varieties

May 29, 2015

AWARENESS-RAISING ON ISSUES AFFECTING AGRICULTURE, FOOD AND CULINARY ARTS International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMY …


SUPER WOMAN: Candice Gardner plays major role in preserving U.S. maize diversity

May 29, 2015

RESEARCH IMPROVES MAIZE PRODUCTION AND PROTECTS GERMPLASM Photo credit: Iowa State University International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwi …


SUPER WOMAN: Jennifer Brito’s “tortillas verdes” improve maize nutritional value

May 29, 2015

PROMOTION, ADOPTION, AND EVALUATION OF HIGH PROTEIN CORN VARIETIES International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked …


SUPER WOMAN: Chhavi Tiwari aids women farmers with zinc-fortified wheat

May 29, 2015

ZINC DEFICIENCY IS ATTRIBUTED TO 800,000 DEATHS EACH YEAR International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers …


SUPER WOMAN: Julie King tames wild relatives of wheat, improving resilience

May 29, 2015

GENETIC VARIATION AND DIVERSITY TRANSFER ACROSS DIFFERENT GRASS SPECIES International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT …


SUPER WOMAN: Evangelina Villegas developed transformative quality-protein maize

May 29, 2015

DIETARY DEPENDENCE ON MAIZE PUTS SOME PEOPLE AT RISK FOR MALNUTRITION For International Women’s Day I would like to honor Dr. Evangelina Villegas, one of CIMMYT’s original “superwomen,” not only for t …


SUPER WOMAN: Paula Kantor engages men to support gender progress

May 29, 2015

FOCUS ON WOMEN CAN INADVERTENTLY END UP ALIENATING MEN Gender research and outreach should engage men more effectively, according to Paula Kantor, CIMMYT gender and development specialist who is leadi …


SUPER WOMAN: Jeanie Borlaug Laube unites global wheat community

May 29, 2015

International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers to submit stories about women they admire for their selfle …