Maize breeding

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.

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
Food security
Features

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

Food security
Features

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.

Maize Line Development Breeder

Maize Breeder
Innovation and technology
Features

At demonstration farms, Kenyan farmers discover the stress-tolerant maize varieties they were looking for.