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CIMMYT is offering a new improved maize hybrid to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.

Explainers

Over millennia, natural selection and humans have systematically adapted the plant species that provide food and other vital products, changing their physical and genetic makeup for enhanced productivity, nutrition and resilience. Plant breeders apply science to continue improving crop varieties, making them more productive and better adapted to climate extremes, insects, drought and diseases.

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Research on gender and maize looks to move beyond trait preferences at seed demand more broadly.

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Projects will focus on developing new breeding technologies, screening tools and novel traits to improve wheat in the face of heat and drought.

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CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.

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Review proposes ways to accelerate climate resilience of staple crops, by integrating proven breeding methods with cutting-edge technologies.

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Meeting highlights new varieties, production growth and strengthened collaboration through Accelerating Genetic Gains in Maize and Wheat (AGG) project.

Blogs

New funding models, such as public-private partnerships, can collectively address knowledge gaps to avoid potential catastrophes for society at large.

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Varietal trait prioritization is important for balancing commercial realities and farmers’ diverse interests.

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CIMMYT scientists use high-powered drones and space satellite imagery to accelerate crop improvement, fight pests and diseases and help farmers make better crop management decisions.

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A mock shop helps researchers understand how Kenyan farmers choose maize seed when their preferred varieties are out of stock.

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CIMMYT partner seed company supports smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with stress-tolerant seed against biotic and abiotic stresses.

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Genomic selection breeding approach paves the way to better maize and wheat in farmers’ fields faster.

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Study validates importance and uncovers new benefits of crucial wheat genome segment.

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Interactive map illustrates impacts of BGRI’s 15 years of collaboration for disease- and climate-resilient wheat.