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
Mechanization is about finding solutions for farmers in rural communities.
New maize varieties to bolster seed sector and enhance farm productivity.
Piloting the system in will begin in 2020, with more advanced functions to follow in the next three years.
The initiative increases agricultural productivity and enhances food security in Ethiopia.
Farmers are increasingly adopting conservation agriculture practices. This sustainable farming method is based on three principles: crop diversification, minimal soil movement and permanent soil cover.
CIMMYT scientists join fellow experts in San Diego for world’s largest plant and animal genomics conference
Researchers share their work translating the latest molecular research into breeding solutions for better maize and wheat varieties.
Source: Vice (21 Jan 2020)
Seed banks, like the one at CIMMYT’s headquarters in Mexico, are part of planning for the future of food.
Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.
Digital seed information system will connect farmers to information and seed suppliers.
New publications: Durum wheat selection under zero tillage increases early vigor and is neutral to yield
Researchers demonstrate that CIMMYT’s durum wheat lines can be grown, bred, and selected under zero tillage or conventional tillage conditions without negatively affecting yield.
CSISA publishes policy and research note on how to develop balanced nutrient management innovations in the region.
Amos Alakonya talks pests, procedure, and why everyone should be concerned about seed health.