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.
Global Conference on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization: Efficiency, Inclusiveness and Resilience
CIMMYT continues its dedication to mechanization as part of FAO conference. Bram Govaerts, director general, presented a keynote address.
A village in the Indian state of Bihar boasts 100% zero-till technology adoption, helping improve agriculture production and climate change mitigation.
New collaborative survey on local cropping systems provides rural work experience for students at Chaudhury Charan Singh Haryana Agriculture University.
CIMMYT research helps meet Sustainable Development Goals through engagement of scientists and stakeholders in participatory action research.
‘Africa is a focal point for composite flour research’: 3D-printed crackers from African-grown peas and quinoa nabs Mühlenchemie’s Flour Innovation Award
Source: Bakery and snacks (20 Jul 2023)
Sidhar Bhavani, senior scientist, head of Rust Pathology and Molecular Genetics at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) enriched the jury of the MC Mühlenchemie’s Composite Flour Awards to mark its 100th anniversary.
Source: Brazilian Farmers (21 Jul 2023)
Brazil, which ranks among the top wheat importers, is on track to achieve self-sufficiency in wheat production with the succesful implementation of wheat strains from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).
Through its work in South Asia, TAFSSA contributes to developing more sustainable and equitable agrifood systems for smallholder farmers in the region.
Forging scaling partnerships in Latin America: Scaling specialists meet to strengthen future collaborations and learn from past experiences
Scaling specialists from around the world met in Texcoco to reflect on their scaling work in Latin America towards sustainable agri-food systems.
Source: Dawn ()
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) efforts are moving Pakistan closer to its goal of improving food and nutrition security through wheat production, with the release of 31 wheat varieties since 2021.
Source: Milling and Grain (4 Jul 2023)
International jury of renowned scientists and industry experts evaluate 23 research projects from four continents, awardees hail from South Africa, Ethiopia and Pakista
Source: Mexico Business News (29 Jun 2023)
In Mexico, there are different examples of regenerative agriculture projects led by international organizations, such as CIMMYT’s partnership agreement with Nestlé and Bimbo that have helped rural communities to improve their productive processes through regenerative farming practices.