Maize

News

A report commissioned by the CGIAR Advisory Services assesses the program’s achievements from 2017-2019.

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

New lines of CIMMYT-derived maize show increased resistance to maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease. Their rapid adoption, along with sustained monitoring and prevention efforts, are crucial to preventing another outbreak, argues a new report.

News

Webinar series from CGIAR examines the components of the crop supply chain, as part of the International Year of Plant Health.

Scientist - Maize Breeding and Seed Systems
News

Breakthrough comes after three years of intensive research and trials conducted in Kenya — and during the United Nations International Year of Plant Health — and represents a significant advance in the global fight against fall armyworm.

News

Ugandan seed enterprise showcases the performance of stress-resilient maize varieties and engages agro-dealers as last mile seed merchants.

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.

News

Researchers join government officials and other stakeholders to discuss collaborative research and development activities in Bangladesh.

In the media

Source: RCN Radio (15 Dec 2020)

Natalia Palacios, Maize Quality Specialist at CIMMYT, spoke about the center’s work in Colombia and the future of maize production in the program ‘Tierra de Sueños’.

News

Improved maize varieties among top three CGIAR innovations adopted by up to 11 million households in Ethiopia, independent study shows.

Features

This year, we published more than 250 stories related to maize and wheat science around the world. Here are some of our favorites.

Videos

Kick back, press play and enjoy some of our favorite videos of the year.