Sustainable agrifood systems
A mechanization project promotes the uptake of scale-appropriate machinery for smallholder farmers in rural Zimbabwe.
Source: Farm Kenya (19 Oct 2023)
Experts are now turning to millet as a leading solution to combat rising obesity rates and improve nutrition in Kenya.
CIMMYT presents its 2022 Annual Report.
Empowering women smallholder farmers in Africa with climate-resilient and nutritious maize varietiesGender equality, youth and social inclusion
CIMMYT-NARES regional maize breeding networks empower farmers, especially women, to ensure food security in the face of climate change.
Generating evidence and contributing to discussions and policy actions for inclusive and impactful agrifood systems, leading researchers from CIMMYT working with various stakeholders—including rural women farmers in Asia and Africa—converge in New Delhi at the 2023 CGIAR GENDER Impact Platform and ICAR Conference.
Community Business Facilitator: providing a service to farmers while increasing community access to nutritious foodGender equality, youth and social inclusion
Women farmers in Nepal are increasing their income and leading positive change in their communities through capacity building programs in mechanization and post-harvest management.
Sieglinde Snapp’s visit strengthens CIMMYT’s commitment to sustainable agriculture. NSSRC and NARC acknowledge the transformative impact and express hopes for ongoing collaboration.
Source: The Kathmandu Post (10 Oct 2023)
In Nepal, the collaboration between IWMI, CIMMYT, and local governments thus opened a promising path toward sustainable agricultural development, where the enthusiasm and involvement of farmers became the cornerstone of progress and innovation.
Should mineral fertilizer use be increased in sub-Saharan Africa? A team of African and European agronomists* provide a nuanced response to this question in an article published in Outlook on Agriculture. Their analysis is based on a review of the existing scientific literature and on years of field experience in sub-Saharan Africa.
New survey identifies opportunities for redesigning crop varieties to win the race between climate change and food security.
Source: The Standard (3 Oct 2023)
Source: The Kathmandu Post (25 Sep 2023)
The International Water Management Institute and CIMMYT conducted research on Sustainable Intensification of Mixed Farming Systems (SI-MFS), including innovations in six potential areas that are urgently needed to transform agricultural practices.
Global Conference on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization: Efficiency, Inclusiveness and ResilienceCapacity development
CIMMYT continues its dedication to mechanization as part of FAO conference. Bram Govaerts, director general, presented a keynote address.
Source: Quartz (20 Sep 2023)
As hotter temperatures and drought become the norm in places used to growing wheat, CIMMYT is working to face new and ongoing challenges to develop a more climate resilient wheat.