Maize breeding

In the media

Source: Horti Daily (26 Aug 2021)

At CIMMYT’s experimental station in Toluca, Mexico, scientists use greenhouse technologies to develop improved varieties that boost production, prevent crop disease and improve smallholder farmers’ livelihood.

News

CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.

News

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

News

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

Publications

CIMMYT researchers outline the potential opportunities and key challenges of doubled haploid line development in maize.

News

CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.

Publications

The results of this study will allow breeders to optimize dual purpose maize varieties to sustainably feed people and their livestock.

In the media

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.

In the media

Source: MIT Technology Review (18 Dec 2020)

A new seed developed by CIMMYT is boosting maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, where yields are less than a third of what they are in the US—in large part because of drought.

Features

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.

Blogs

First meetings of the AGG Science and Technical Steering Committees generate insights and recommendations for optimizing breeding schemes.

Blogs

Innovative tools and technologies help CIMMYT maize breeders in Africa accelerate the delivery of high-quality seed.

Field Assistant - Product Development Breeding
Nutrition, health and food security
Features

Stakeholders take stock of ongoing work to bring farmers superior hybrids using two novel technologies.