Source: All Africa (10 Sep 2020)
African Green Revolution Forum panel discussed and policies to encourage small and medium-enterprise (SME) growth.
Source: Forbes México (25 Jul 2020)
Agriculture in Mexico has not stopped during the COVID-19 pandemic, but has had to reinvent itself.
CIMMYT continues to support farmers and the agricultural sector in the country.
Source: Des Moines Register (17 Jul 2020)
Self-Help International is fighting malnutrition with biofortified crops in Nicaragua.
Source: Down to Earth (15 Jul 2020)
While an estimated 10 percent of India’s 44 million ha of rice is cultivated through direct seeding, the COVID-19 pandemic could lead to an increase in this practice.
A survey conducted by CIMMYT researchers collected insights from over 200 key value-chain market actors.
Source: Reforma (16 Jun 2020)
CIMMYT calls on companies and government to support sustainable and resilient food systems to prevent the COVID-19 health crisis from becoming a food crisis in Mexico.
Initiative in Zimbabwe pursues holistic and multi-faceted approach to support climate resilience and increase yields.
Source: News Ghana (4 Jun 2020)
CIMMYT Global Maize Program Director B.M. Prasanna calls on scientists to help countries in finding faster solutions to the effects of COVID-19 on food security.
Source: Fana Television (3 Jun 2020)
CIMMYT joins EIAR and Ministry of Agriculture on panel discussing strategy to prevent food insecurity in Ethiopia during COVID-19 pandemic.
As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.
Source: Donne del Food (31 May 2020)
B.M. Prasanna, director of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program and the CGIAR Research Program on Maize, discusses the viral disease maize lethal necrosis.
Maize lethal necrosis has taught us that intensive efforts to keep human and plant diseases at bay need to continue beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
CIMMYT representatives discuss the impact of the pandemic on Mexico and why CIMMYT works towards more resilient agri-food systems with healthier and more prosperous people.
Source: SciDev.net (25 May 2020)
As COVID-19 pandemic threatens smallholder farmers, it could be an opportunity to shift priorities and increase support to agriculture.