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Capacity development

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.

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New website offers one stop shop for scaling agricultural innovations.

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In the Mbire and Murehwa districts of Zimbabwe, smallholder farmers are being introduced to agroecology interventions as part of a CGIAR Initiative.

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More than 20 participants attended the genetic resources and seed production courses delivered by CIMMYT scientists in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Identifying opportunities for collaboration and information sharing between agricultural scientists in India and Türkiye.

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Significant discoveries have been made for the potential improvement of production of groundnut in sub-Saharan Africa.

Publications

Maize varieties with connections to CGIAR germplasm account for 34% of the total maize area in 2015 in 18 sub-Saharan African countries, discover researchers.

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Director General’s visit to Ethiopia consolidates existing partnerships and finds new opportunities for collaboration.

Features

Recent shifts in how scaling is approached have helped alter attitudes toward how change happens, and we are now approaching a tipping point for doing scaling better.

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CIMMYT experts share latest updates in efforts to achieve feed self-sufficiency and more sustainable agrifood systems in Nepal.

Videos

The CIMMYT–China collaboration over four decades has added some 10.7 million additional tons of wheat to China’s national wheat output.

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CIMMYT discovers and validates new science, translates it into innovations, and scales them up for farmers and society.

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CIMMYT’s Board of Trustees were impressed with MasAgro’s outcomes in Mexico and its potential for replication in Africa.