International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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Food security
Annual reports

In 2018, MAIZE delivered development outcomes and impacts through varietal release, scale-up, delivery and adoption of climate-resilient and nutritionally enriched maize varieties.

Food security
Features

In demonstration plots in Kenya, smallholder farmers evaluate and rank maize varieties according to their preferred traits — a feedback that is crucial to CIMMYT’s maize breeding work.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Biotech News (23 Jun 2019)

CIMMYT, HarvestPlus and IITA have worked to develop provitamin A-enriched maize varieties and zinc-enriched maize and wheat.

Food security
Videos

In a male-dominated sector, women leading maize seed companies in eastern and southern Africa share their experiences.

Gender and social inclusion
In the media

Source: Seed Quest (20 Jun 2019)

CIMMYT researchers conducted interviews with women owners of seed companies in eastern and southern Africa.

Innovation and technology
News

Knowledge share fair highlights CGIAR contributions to the Ethiopian agriculture sector.

Health and nutrition
Press releases

New varieties deliver essential micronutrients to those who lack diverse diets.

Food security
Features

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

Food security
News

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

Health and nutrition
Publications

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.

Food security
Features

Trials of the Nutrient Expert app showed improved yields, fertilizer-use efficiency and increased profits for farmers.

Food security
Press releases

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