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.
New online training takes farmers and service providers though a visual journey on the use of conservation agriculture-based sustainable intensification methods.
She will bring to CIMMYT many years of experience in wheat genetics, wheat genetic resources and wheat pre-breeding.
By working closely with the farmers, Masindi Seed Company puts itself at a strategic position to understand farmers’ preferred traits better.
Service provider harvest model could create opportunities for young African entrepreneurs while reducing carbon emissions.
The introduction of mung bean has transformed rice-wheat food systems in Nepal and has been one of the major successes of the Agronomy and Seed Scaling project.
Stephen Mugo retires from CIMMYT after more than twenty years of commitment and scientific contributions.
Source: The Manila Times (26 May 2020)
Mexican designer Fernando Laposse partnered with CIMMYT and works with a village of Mixtec farmers to transform unused maize husks into furniture.
ILRI incorporates CIMMYT tool into their scaling framework and recommends other CGIAR centers to do the same.
Seed companies in Malawi share how they chose their flagship varieties and got them onto the commercial market.
Malawian smallholders tackle challenges together using the farmer field school approach.
Developing genomic profiles of DNA samples can accelerate the breeding process.
CIMMYT and partners revise Nepal’s seed science and technology curriculum, so university graduates are better equipped to join the industry’s work force.