Genomic selection breeding approach paves the way to better maize and wheat in farmers’ fields faster.
CIMMYT researchers outline the potential opportunities and key challenges of doubled haploid line development in maize.
CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.
New publications: Scientists find genomic regions associated with better quality stover traits in maize for animal feed
The results of this study will allow breeders to optimize dual purpose maize varieties to sustainably feed people and their livestock.
Fast-tracked adoption of second-generation resistant maize varieties key to managing maize lethal necrosis in Africa
Source: Africa.com (20 Jan 2021)
In combination with recommended integrated pest management practices, adopting these new varieties is an important step towards safeguarding smallholder farmers against this devastating viral disease.
Need for continuous testing and application of new breeding methods to deliver resilient seed varieties at a faster rate is more important now than ever before.
First meetings of the AGG Science and Technical Steering Committees generate insights and recommendations for optimizing breeding schemes.
Innovative tools and technologies help CIMMYT maize breeders in Africa accelerate the delivery of high-quality seed.
Stakeholders take stock of ongoing work to bring farmers superior hybrids using two novel technologies.
Breaking Ground: Yoseph Beyene breeds desirable maize varieties for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa
CIMMYT breeder applies new tools and technologies to accelerate genetic gains, make breeding more efficient, and keep up with the changing dynamics of biotic and abiotic stresses.
At demonstration farms, Kenyan farmers discover the stress-tolerant maize varieties they were looking for.