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Innovation and technology
Publications

Researchers analyze irrigation service providers to understand how different business models and pump types affect pricing and water conservation.

Innovation and technology
News

The small hand-operated device, which ensures the even distribution of fertilizer, could support food production, nutrition, and even the incorporation of women to farming.

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.

Innovation and technology
Features

The Nepal Seed and Fertilizer (NSAF) project is expanding its support to include finance, working with commercial banks to develop and expand access to innovative financial products for seed companies.

Innovation and technology
Features

In Bangladesh, a newly available device takes the hassle out of starting the engine of two-wheel tractors, particularly for women entrepreneurs.

Climate change
Features

Farmers boost their climate resilience and make money as they phase out a 25-year-old maize variety and replace it with drought-tolerant BH661 seeds.

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.

Innovation and technology
News

Scientists in Nepal are evaluating push-pull cropping systems as a pest control method.

Climate change
Photos

How sustainable agriculture is helping mitigate air pollution in South Asia.

Climate change
Features

Briquetted urea and polymer-coated urea more efficient as maize fertilizers than regular urea, researchers in Nepal find.

Food security
News

Experts discussed the status of the outbreak, the role of research and applicable measures.

Food security
Infographics

A series of infographics shows farmers in Bangladesh the threat of fall armyworm, how to identify it in the fields and what to do in case of damage.

Food security
Features

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