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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

Educator and researcher trains partners from around the world in CIMMYT’s unique wheat improvement course.

Features

CIMMYT scientists use high-powered drones and space satellite imagery to accelerate crop improvement, fight pests and diseases and help farmers make better crop management decisions.

News

CIMMYT maize lines CML604A to CML615A are adapted to tropical maize production environments.

News

New equipment will speed up and enhance the accuracy of national breeding processes including seed preparation, data collection and inventory management.

Press releases

Partnership of two world-class research institutes will harness state-of-the-art technology to find solutions for wheat farmers and consumers.

In the media

Source: The Guardian (27 Apr 2021)

Matthew Reynolds talked to The Guardian’s Science Weekly podcast about the process of creating climate- and heat-resistant crops.

Videos

Two-wheel tractors have replaced outdated farming tools, helping Ethiopian farmers reduce drudgery, improve productivity and increase their profits.

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.