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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.

Innovation and technology
Videos

Mechanization is about finding solutions for farmers in rural communities.

Innovation and technology
News

New maize varieties to bolster seed sector and enhance farm productivity.

Innovation and technology
News

Piloting the system in will begin in 2020, with more advanced functions to follow in the next three years.

Innovation and technology
Features

The initiative increases agricultural productivity and enhances food security in Ethiopia.

Climate change
Explainers

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.

Innovation and technology
Features

Researchers share their work translating the latest molecular research into breeding solutions for better maize and wheat varieties.

Food security
In the media

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.

Innovation and technology
News

Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.

Innovation and technology
Features

Digital seed information system will connect farmers to information and seed suppliers.

Innovation and technology
Publications

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.

Food security
Publications

CSISA publishes policy and research note on how to develop balanced nutrient management innovations in the region.

Food security
Features

Amos Alakonya talks pests, procedure, and why everyone should be concerned about seed health.