Income-generating benefits of improved maize varieties hampered by patriarchal gender norms in rural Nigeria.
The manager of one of CIMMYT’s innovation nodes in Mexico works on the implementation of sustainable actions and strategies that integrate science to generate impact.
Source: Forbes México (25 Jul 2020)
Agriculture in Mexico has not stopped during the COVID-19 pandemic, but has had to reinvent itself.
Source: La Journada (5 Jun 2020)
On World Environment and amidst a global pandemic, the Mexican Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development highlights example of CIMMYT’s MasAgro project.
As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.
CIMMYT representatives discuss the impact of the pandemic on Mexico and why CIMMYT works towards more resilient agri-food systems with healthier and more prosperous people.
CIMMYT postharvest specialist tests drying and storage technologies to help reduce grain losses.
Researchers discuss how phenotyping can assist breeding and make the case for investing in new methodologies.
Consumers near Mexico City perceived blue maize tortillas to taste better. They were willing to pay up to a third more to buy them for special family events or to consume them in restaurants.
Modern phenotyping tools are crucial for crop improvement and breeders can profit much more from them.
Source: Mexico News Daily (15 Jan 2020)
Winner acknowledges the work of INIFAP, CIMMYT and the Mexico Corn Tortilla Foundation to recuperate native maize species.
Source: El Universal (12 Jan 2020)
Research shows that conservation agriculture under irrigation conditions increases yields and soil organic carbon, even in poor quality soil.
Source: Food Navigator LATAM (5 Dec 2019)
CIMMYT study in Mexico shows consumers are willing to pay higher prices for blue maize tortillas.