Maize seed systems

Agricultural Development Officer
Features

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

Blogs

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

Blogs

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.

Features

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.

Features

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

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.