Working with smallholders to understand their needs and build on their knowledge, CIMMYT brings the right seeds and inputs to local markets, raises awareness of more productive cropping practices, and works to bring local mechanization and irrigation services based on conservation agriculture practices. CIMMYT helps scale up farmers’ own innovations, and embraces remote sensing, mobile phones and other information technology. These interventions are gender-inclusive, to ensure equitable impacts for all.
Innovation and technology
ILRI incorporates CIMMYT tool into their scaling framework and recommends other CGIAR centers to do the same.
Zoning study shows the reach of 25 crops in Pakistan.
Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)
CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.
The 2020 IAAA award recognizes groundbreaking data systems and tools helping more than 150,000 farmers in Mexico.
New testing and learning platform aims to build the knowledge base for trust and transparency technologies in food systems.
CIMMYT scientist helps breeders meet complex and stringent market demands for high-quality wheat.
New project to deliver wheat disease warnings directly to farmers’ phones in Bangladesh and Nepal.
Source: The Hindu Business Line (17 Apr 2020)
New study in India reports conservation agriculture increases crop yield and income, reduces the use of natural resources, and offers climate benefits.
CIMMYT postharvest specialist tests drying and storage technologies to help reduce grain losses.
Through new project, tools and insurance services will help small farmers in eastern Africa reduce investment risks and losses related to climate.
Source: Plantopia (9 Apr 2020)
CIMMYT senior scientist Dave Hodson discusses striking parallels between wheat rust and global human epidemics on new podcast.
At demonstration farms, Kenyan farmers discover the stress-tolerant maize varieties they were looking for.