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New CIMMYT pre-commercial maize hybrids available from eastern and southern Africa breeding programs

February 21, 2019

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The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners in eastern and southern Africa and similar agro-ecological zones, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.

National agricultural research systems and seed companies are invited to apply for the allocation of these pre-commercial hybrids, after which they will be able to register, produce and offer the improved seed to farming communities.

The deadline to submit applications to be considered during the next round of allocations is March 17th, 2019. Applications received after that deadline will be considered during the following round of product allocations.

Information about the newly available hybrids, application instructions and other relevant material is available below.

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Or download individual files below:

Announcement of the Results of the Maize Regional Trials Conducted by CIMMYT-ECARO 2017 and 2018 Seasons (including Appendix 1)

Appendix 2: Available Hybrids (IHYB18) (Product profile 1A)

Appendix 3: Available MLN tolerant Hybrids (MLN-HYB18) (Product profile 1A)

Appendix 4: Available Hybrids (ILHYB18) (Product profile 2)

Appendix 5: Available Hybrids (EHYB18) (Product profile 3)

Appendix 6a: Available Pro-A HYBS-17 (Product profile 3, southern Africa)

Appendix 6b: Available Pro-A HYBS-18 (Product profile 3, southern Africa)

Appendix 7: Trial Summary information 2018-eastern Africa

To apply, please fill out the CIMMYT Improved Maize Product Allocation Application Forms, available for download at the links below. Each applicant will need to complete one copy of Form A for their organization, then for each hybrid being requested a separate copy of Form B. Please be sure to use these current versions of the application forms.

FORM A – Application for CIMMYT Improved Maize Product Allocation

FORM B – Application for CIMMYT Improved Maize Product Allocation

Please send completed forms via email to GMP-CIMMYT@cgiar.org.