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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.

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Genomic selection breeding approach paves the way to better maize and wheat in farmers’ fields faster.

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One of CIMMYT and CGIAR’s biggest supporters, he sets out on a virtual book tour to spark collaborative action toward avoiding a climate disaster and calls for innovations in almost everything that we do.

CIMMYT’s tried and tested approaches in varietal turnover and decades of experience in strengthening maize and wheat seed systems have a lot to contribute to CGIAR’s plan of building robust food systems by 2030.

Publications

CIMMYT researchers outline the potential opportunities and key challenges of doubled haploid line development in maize.

Press releases

Switch to irrigation canals will not fully compensate for the expected loss of groundwater in Indian agriculture, new study concludes.

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Study validates importance and uncovers new benefits of crucial wheat genome segment.

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Molecular breeding experts learn about state-of-the-art data analysis and visualization tools at Wheat Initiative workshops.

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Barry O’Farrell highlighted strong collaboration of CIMMYT and BISA with Australian research institutes.

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CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.

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A report commissioned by the CGIAR Advisory Services assesses the program’s achievements from 2017-2019.

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The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award is the highest honor conferred by the Government of India to non-resident Indians.

Features

New lines of CIMMYT-derived maize show increased resistance to maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease. Their rapid adoption, along with sustained monitoring and prevention efforts, are crucial to preventing another outbreak, argues a new report.