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
Genomic selection breeding approach paves the way to better maize and wheat in farmers’ fields faster.
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.
CIMMYT researchers outline the potential opportunities and key challenges of doubled haploid line development in maize.
Switch to irrigation canals will not fully compensate for the expected loss of groundwater in Indian agriculture, new study concludes.
Study validates importance and uncovers new benefits of crucial wheat genome segment.
Molecular breeding experts learn about state-of-the-art data analysis and visualization tools at Wheat Initiative workshops.
Australia’s High Commissioner visits Borlaug Institute for South Asia to witness sustainable intensification of agriculture
Barry O’Farrell highlighted strong collaboration of CIMMYT and BISA with Australian research institutes.
CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.
A report commissioned by the CGIAR Advisory Services assesses the program’s achievements from 2017-2019.
The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award is the highest honor conferred by the Government of India to non-resident Indians.
Fast-tracked adoption of second-generation resistant maize varieties key to managing maize lethal necrosis in Africa
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.