COVID-19

News

FAO-led assessment details the pandemic’s impact on agri-food systems in Bangladesh and outlines possible recovery strategies.

Features

Unprecedented adoption of agricultural technologies wards off negative impacts of COVID-19 in northwestern India.

Features

Equipment and safety protocols protect agricultural machinery workshop staff from COVID-19.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

How gender research supports rural women during times of crisis.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

Women in Odisha, India, successfully shoulder responsibility in leading their families through the COVID-19 crisis.

Food security
In the media

Source: All Africa (10 Sep 2020)

African Green Revolution Forum panel discussed and policies to encourage small and medium-enterprise (SME) growth.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Forbes México (25 Jul 2020)

Agriculture in Mexico has not stopped during the COVID-19 pandemic, but has had to reinvent itself.

Food security
News

CIMMYT continues to support farmers and the agricultural sector in the country.

Health and nutrition
In the media

Source: Des Moines Register (17 Jul 2020)

Self-Help International is fighting malnutrition with biofortified crops in Nicaragua.

Innovation and technology
In the media

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.

Food security
Features

A survey conducted by CIMMYT researchers collected insights from over 200 key value-chain market actors.

Food security
In the media

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.

Climate change
Features

Initiative in Zimbabwe pursues holistic and multi-faceted approach to support climate resilience and increase yields.

Food security
In the media

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.

Food security
In the media

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.