Maize seed systems

News

Varietal trait prioritization is important for balancing commercial realities and farmers’ diverse interests.

Features

A mock shop helps researchers understand how Kenyan farmers choose maize seed when their preferred varieties are out of stock.

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.

Field Assistant - Seed Systems

Maize Seed Systems Specialist - Southern Africa
Nutrition, health and food security
Features

Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) comes to a close but its impact lives on.

Capacity development
Features

Seed companies in Malawi share how they chose their flagship varieties and got them onto the commercial market.

Features

Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.

Maize Seed Systems Specialist
Capacity development
Features

CIMMYT and partners revise Nepal’s seed science and technology curriculum, so university graduates are better equipped to join the industry’s work force.

Innovations
News

Recent impact studies in Uganda and Zambia show that farmers adopting drought-tolerant maize increased their yields significantly and reduced risks of crop failure.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

Markets and value chains expert studies seed demand and distribution, with the aim to help agro-dealers and seed businesses better market improved seed.