Every year, CIMMYT trains tens of thousands of farmers, scientists, and technicians on techniques and practices for food security, nutrition, health and resource conservation. In contrast to formal academic training in plant breeding and agronomy, CIMMYT training activities are hands-on and highly specialized. Topics include practices to preserve maize and wheat genetic diversity; biological pest management; climate change adaptation and safer food processing. Trainees from Africa, Asia and Latin America benefit from the data assembled and handled in a global research program. Alumni of CIMMYT courses often become a significant force for agricultural change in their countries.
Seven young farmers, researchers and activists are advancing change, innovation and research in their communities.
STMA project training focused on latest developments in maize research and data collection.
The Indonesian Agency for Agricultural Research and Development (IAARD) signed a memorandum of understanding with CIMMYT to reaffirm their research partnership for maize and wheat improvement.
Source: Dhaka Tribune (17 Aug 2019)
USAID-funded CIMMYT and iDE project helped young mechanic develop the market for his locally-manufactured machines.
WHEAT media sponsorship connects scientists and reporters at International Wheat Congress.
This distinction acknowledges work that has had great international impact in the sciences and other fields.
ProMaíz Nativo will promote small-scale landrace maize farmers through certification and fair market access.
CIMMYT’s five agricultural research stations in Mexico are instrumental for researchers’ work to develop innovative crops and sustainable farming systems worldwide.
Palmer made key contributions in applied science to fight hunger and improve livelihoods in the 20th Century.
Kenya research station offers a unique wheat science platform with global impact.
A group from Chiapas gets frameworks and tools to make innovations sustainable.
Research shows African farming households are far more dependent on hire labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously thought.