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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.

Features

Digital platform provides information that will help increase crop productivity and improve soil health.

News

Study results suggest caution in designing agricultural policies based on evidence derived from inaccurate measurement protocols.

Press releases

New report quantifies the impact of 20 years of CGIAR-led maize improvement for Africa.

Features

CIMMYT partner seed company supports smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with stress-tolerant seed against biotic and abiotic stresses.

News

CIMMYT researchers present new knowledge management framework for agri-food innovation systems.

Features

Women in Bangladesh start successful businesses using power-tiller-operated seeders.

News

The second installment in the CGIAR International Year of Plant Health Webinar Series tackles the often-overlooked issue of germplasm health.

News

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

News

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.