CIMMYT system economist explores ways to streamline smallholder farming systems through mechanization, gender equity and conservation agriculture.
Source: The Third Pole (25 Nov 2020)
Once a world leading lentil producer, Nepal is now having to import them as farmers struggle with low productivity and warmer, wetter weather.
Small-mechanization pilot initiative signs up 15 service providers to boost incomes and resilience through a lease-to-own business model in Masvingo, Zimbabwe.
Precision nutrient management helps women farmers in Nepal increase crop yields and household incomes.
Platform in Bihar, India uses data to design interventions to help smallholder farmers.
CIMMYT and partners in sub-Saharan Africa work with seed companies to invest in deployment of climate-resilient and nutritionally enriched maize seed.
Source: India Science Wire (22 Sep 2020)
Approach combines farmers’ knowledge of resilient crops with ‘elite’ varieties identified by scientists.
Study shows how the Crop-loss Assessment Monitor could help improve loss assessment and make crop insurance more efficient.
A survey conducted by CIMMYT researchers collected insights from over 200 key value-chain market actors.
Service provider harvest model could create opportunities for young African entrepreneurs while reducing carbon emissions.
Maize and wheat seeds from all over the world are preserved at the CIMMYT genebank, used to bring new varieties to farmers, and backed up at the Global Seed Vault.
Malawian smallholders tackle challenges together using the farmer field school approach.
Stakeholders work together to strengthen systems for detecting, mitigating and managing the invasion of the destructive pest.
For the first time widespread monitoring examines how farmers are coping with climate stresses.
New maize varieties to bolster seed sector and enhance farm productivity.