maize breeding

Innovations
News

CIMMYT is happy to announce seven new, improved tropical maize hybrids that are now available for uptake by public and private sector partners.

Innovations
News

CIMMYT is offering a new improved maize hybrid to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Features

High-yielding purple maize, introduced into Peruvian agriculture by Alicia Medina Hoyos, is attracting global attention.

Nutrition, health and food security
Publications

To alleviate malnutrition associated with essential amino acids, QPM development and deployment should be further proliferated to reach a large number of consumers.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Publications

New issue spotlights importance of gender inclusive approach to agricultural research for development.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
Features

CIMMYT and CGIAR scientists develop drought-tolerant maize and use forecast information to prevent the spread of crop diseases.

Capacity development
Features

Research on gender and maize looks to move beyond trait preferences at seed demand more broadly.

Capacity development
Features

Legacy websites and photo exhibition mark the closing of the CGIAR Research Programs on Maize and Wheat, and their impact on sustainable agricultural development.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

Source: The Guardian Nigeria (10 Oct 2021)

Nigeria’s National Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) has approved the commercialization of TELA Maize seeds—a drought-tolerant and insect-protected variety aimed at enhancing food security in sub-Saharan Africa.

Innovations
In the media

Source: Horti Daily (26 Aug 2021)

At CIMMYT’s experimental station in Toluca, Mexico, scientists use greenhouse technologies to develop improved varieties that boost production, prevent crop disease and improve smallholder farmers’ livelihood.

Nutrition, health and food security
In the media

Source: HelloGiggles (9 Aug 2021)

A list of women leaders in STEM features Evangelina Villegas—a plant chemist at CIMMYT during its early days whose ground-breaking work on quality protein maize helped combat malnutrition among developing communities.

Environmental health and biodiversity
In the media

Source: La NaciĂłn (26 Jun 2021)

An article in La NaciĂłn praises the work of a number of research institutions, including CIMMYT, for their use of science and technology to develop hybrid maize lines adapted to the needs of farmers, markets and consumers.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

Source: Seed World (14 May 2021)

CIMMYT has released a set of 12 new maize lines adapted to the tropical  environments targeted by CIMMYT and partner institutions.

Innovations
Publications

CIMMYT researchers outline the potential opportunities and key challenges of doubled haploid line development in maize.

Environmental health and biodiversity
In the media

Source: All Africa (13 Jan 2022)

CIMMYT has developed new maize hybrid varieties showing promising resistance to the destructive fall armyworm pest, which has been causing huge crop losses ever since the pest was first reported in Africa in 2016.