International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)


Maize varieties with connections to CGIAR germplasm account for 34% of the total maize area in 2015 in 18 sub-Saharan African countries, discover researchers.


The CGIAR Women in Research and Science (WIRES) employee-led resource group recently had a virtual engagement to discuss the progress and new happenings in the group.


Experts gathered at the FAO Science and Innovation Forum to drive forward research partnerships to curb crop loss due to pests and diseases through efficient global sharing of data.

In the media

Source: Ghana Business News (2 Nov 2022)

A field day in Ghana organized by the AGG project supports farmers to adopt maize varieties with tolerance to stress.


Insights from the CGIAR Plant Health Initiative reached new audiences at the first ever International Plant Health Conference.


Achievements and next steps discussed at the review meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.

Press releases

Cropping diversity, soil-enriching crops, and adding organic material to soils can boost food-crop yields for farmers who can’t apply fertilizer.


The Initiative targets a broad range of pests and diseases affecting cereals, legumes, potato, sweet potato, cassava, banana and other vegetables.


Scientists, research technicians and data managers learn functionalities and applications of EBS during in-person training in Nairobi.


The AVISA project aims to improve the health and livelihoods of millions by increasing the productivity, profitability, resilience and marketability of nutritious grain, legumes and cereal crops.


The manual builds on the lessons of a decade of work on MLN management in sub-Saharan Africa by CIMMYT and its partners.

Annual reports

The legacy of this international collaboration in maize research sealed in the program’s final report.