Hybrid seed production and marketing advances
Fostering private sector engagement to develop and scale locally-produced hybrids seeds in Nepal.
Hands-on experience in seed production
Postgraduate students visit a hybrid maize seed company as part of drive to enhance partnerships between Nepal’s agricultural universities and the seed industry.
AAA drought-tolerant maize now available in Myanmar
The TA5085 variety will benefit farmers producing under rain-fed conditions in drought-prone areas, like Myanmar’s central dry zones.
Fighting the stress
CIMMYT partner seed company supports smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with stress-tolerant seed against biotic and abiotic stresses.
New CIMMYT maize hybrids available from Eastern Africa breeding program
CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.
Fast-tracked adoption of second-generation resistant maize varieties key to managing maize lethal necrosis in Africa
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.
Announcing CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa
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.
Delivering improved maize seed against all odds
Ugandan seed enterprise showcases the performance of stress-resilient maize varieties and engages agro-dealers as last mile seed merchants.
Collaborating to accelerate genetic gains in maize and wheat
Tremendous impact is arising from the longstanding cooperation between CIMMYT’s maize and wheat programs and national programs in countries where CIMMYT works.
New project to ramp up genetic gains in maize for better livelihoods
The new AGG project has a strong focus on more synergistic and supportive partnerships with national programs to help improve the effectiveness of their breeding efforts.
Reaching farmers in the last mile with seeds they can trust
By working closely with the farmers, Masindi Seed Company puts itself at a strategic position to understand farmers’ preferred traits better.
This little seed went to market
Seed companies in Malawi share how they chose their flagship varieties and got them onto the commercial market.
Seeing is believing
At demonstration farms, Kenyan farmers discover the stress-tolerant maize varieties they were looking for.
A major step toward seed self-sufficiency
Nepal boosts domestic maize hybrid seed production.
Stress-resilient maize, a big relief for Indian farmers
Smallholders in India’s Karnataka state get higher yields from drought- and heat-tolerant maize.