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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.

Gender and social inclusion
News

Research shows African farming households are far more dependent on hire labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously thought.

Capacity building
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From smart mechanization to nutritious and drought tolerant seeds, partners discover CIMMYT’s latest research and innovations.

Capacity building
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CIMMYT and EIAR officially closed a wheat seed scaling project that benefitted 131,132 households.

Capacity building
Features

How important is farming relative to non-farm activities for the income of young rural Africans?

Food security
Features

Farmers are reaping the benefits of SAWA hybrid, an improved maize seed variety designed to withstand drought conditions.

Food security
Features

Unsustainable farming practices like monocropping are impacting soil health and reducing the productivity of farms.

Capacity building
Features

Abdul Fatah, Khanal and Molero are helping pave the way for the next generation of female scientists.

Food security
Podcasts

In 2017, CIMMYT sent 150 tons of new and improved maize seed to the Caribbean nation to jump-start its maize seed sector, improve food security and decrease malnutrition.

Capacity building
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Projects are looking at scaling strategies to go beyond the numbers reached within a project and include sustainability and transformation.

Food security
News

Open to young women and men below 35 years of age who are implementing innovations in African maize-based agri-food systems.

Food security
Features

Tamaya Peressini’s project aimed to evaluate adult plant resistance to tan spot in wheat.

Food security
News

CIMMYT launched the consortiumin May 2018, to better engage with a committed set of partners and to achieve enhanced maize yields in Africa.