Maize seed systems

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CIMMYT is actively engaging a wide spectrum of stakeholders to define and harmonize target product profiles across Africa, with farmers at the heart.

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To improve food security in Zambia and Tanzania, CIMMYT and Zamseed join forces to strengthen maize resilience.

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The mountainous Himalayan country is facing a reduction in the production of cereals, and an increase in productivity within the limited arable area is needed.

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Energized linkages with grain buyers through the Nepal Seed and Fertilizer Project have farmers planning to expand maize cropping.

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Drought-tolerant maize seed thrives in Zambia through partnerships with the private sector.

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Seed company visit highlights the role private sector can play in accelerating agricultural transformation in Nepal.

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Agricultural Development Officer
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CIMMYT and its partners provide training on hybrid maize seeds to value chain actors from South Asia.

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Agricultural businesses are investing in maize to reduce Nepal’s reliance on imports of the crop and to improve the experiences of farmers.

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Assessment of floods in Nepal in October of 2021, which affected seed availability, give clues about actions to mitigate the impact of similar climate shocks on smallholder farmers.

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Study deepens the understanding of women’s and men’s roles in maize plot management to guide gender-responsive maize breeding and seed system interventions.

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Research on gender and maize looks to move beyond trait preferences at seed demand more broadly.

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

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

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