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Breaking ground: Mike Olsen uses new technology to improve farmer’s yields

Mike Olsen, upstream research coordinator for CIMMYT maize program, works with scientists to use new technologies to increase breeding program efficiency and genetic gain.


Science can reverse “new normal” of climate change-related disasters

Naivasha, Kenya 2017. Photo: CIMMYT/ P.Lowe In the last decade, the climate of Africa has been changing in dramatic ways. Many regions face unpredictable levels of rainfall, which can lead both drough …


Women farmers, researchers, and local agencies fight to unlock the potential of maize in eastern India

A women dries maize grain after shelling. Photo: CIMMYT/ Wasim Iftikar Unforeseen market effects, particularly rising land values and falling maize prices, have blocked the headway of women’s groups i …


CIMMYT promotes gender awareness in agriculture research and development in Ethiopia

Gender awareness and gender-sensitive approaches are slowly spreading into agricultural research, extension, and policy in Ethiopia, according to industry experts.


Overcoming gender gaps in rural mechanization

A new publication details current gender gaps in rural mechanization in Bangladesh, and outlines plans to overcome these challenges.


New guides help agricultural scientists think gender in research design

A new set of resources has been released to aid agricultural researchers in integrating gender sensitivities into their research for development projects.


First zinc maize variety launched to reduce malnutrition in Colombia

A new CIMMYT developed zinc-enriched maize variety was released in Colombia to help combat malnutrition in South America.


Seed savers celebrate “Doomsday Vault” tenth anniversary

CIMMYT’s Maize Germplasm Bank has its entire collection backed up in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. Photo: CIMMYT archives EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — The “Doomsday Vault,” that safeguards fall-back …


Breaking Ground: Good data management key in fight against food insecurity, says Carolina Rivera

Breaking Ground is a regular series featuring staff at CIMMYT EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) — Over the next 50 years, the world’s population is set to be more than 9 billion. To feed this amount of peopl …


Ag women speak out for International Day of Girls and Women in Science

To celebrate International Day of Women and Girls in Science, CIMMYT asked women involved in agricultural science to share their views on what they would like to see change.