seed systems

News

Varietal trait prioritization is important for balancing commercial realities and farmers’ diverse interests.

Features

A mock shop helps researchers understand how Kenyan farmers choose maize seed when their preferred varieties are out of stock.

CIMMYT’s tried and tested approaches in varietal turnover and decades of experience in strengthening maize and wheat seed systems have a lot to contribute to CGIAR’s plan of building robust food systems by 2030.

Features

CIMMYT market development specialist works to strengthen the seed and fertilizer market systems and value chains in Nepal.

In the media

Source: The Himalayan Times (6 Nov 2020)

CIMMYT and Nepal’s Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development developed a digitally enabled seed information system so farmers have timely access to quality seed.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Features

Inclusive seed business model empowers women from marginalized communities in Nepal.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
Videos

Workshop participants exchange ideas on expanding opportunities for women in the seed sector.

Nutrition, health and food security
Press releases

Publication analyzes success factors of Wheat Seed Scaling project, which has benefited more than 131,000 rural households in Ethiopia.

Features

Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.

Innovations
News

New maize varieties to bolster seed sector and enhance farm productivity.

Gender equality, youth and social inclusion
News

Seed systems play a major role in Africa’s agricultural transformation — but are they gender-friendly?

Innovations
Features

Digital seed information system will connect farmers to information and seed suppliers.

Nutrition, health and food security
News

A new agrodealer survey explores smallholder’s access to improved maize seed and fertilizer in Tanzania and Uganda.

Capacity development
Features

CIMMYT’s board witnesses the results of impactful research and market partnerships in Kenya.