CRP Maize

The CGIAR Research Program on Maize (MAIZE) is an international collaboration between more than 300 partners that seeks to mobilize global resources in maize research and development to achieve a greater strategic impact on maize-based farming systems in Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

Led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as its main CGIAR partner, MAIZE focuses on increasing maize production for the 900 million poor consumers for whom maize is a staple food in Africa, Latin America and South Asia. MAIZE’s overarching goal is to double maize productivity and increase incomes and livelihood opportunities from sustainable maize-based farming systems.

https://maize.org/

Food security
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In annual meeting, STMA project partners build on the successes of research in combatting drought, heat, pests and disease.

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Scientists track down the families in Morelos, Mexico, who donated maize landraces to CIMMYT in 1966-67. Would they still be cultivating them?

Innovation and technology
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The five young awardees are advancing change, innovation and research in their communities.

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Good weed management, conservation agriculture, and use of manure and compost are recommended to help control fall armyworm in Africa.

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Occupying 12 acres of land, the facility is expected to produce at least 30,000 DH lines a year.

Health and nutrition
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This research is especially significant for countries where the health burdens of exposure to aflatoxin and prevalence of vitamin A deficiency converge with high rates of maize consumption.

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The CIMMYT community honors the memory of John A. Mihm, CIMMYT’s maize entomologist during the 1970s-90s,

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Open to young women and men below 35 years of age who are implementing innovations in African maize-based agri-food systems.

Food security
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A new study explores how conservation agriculture in southern Africa supports spider populations and diversity, which could help mitigate pest damage.

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Experts explained the spread of the pest and presented science-based solutions to fight it.

Food security
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International consortium established to connect research with practical field solutions against pest.

Food security
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The seed varieties stored in the CIMMYT germplasm bank were of vital importance in efforts to restore food security in the aftermath of Hurricane Stan.