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.
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.
A survey conducted by CIMMYT researchers collected insights from over 200 key value-chain market actors.
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.
New maize varieties to bolster seed sector and enhance farm productivity.
Digital seed information system will connect farmers to information and seed suppliers.
CIMMYT’s board witnesses the results of impactful research and market partnerships in Kenya.
2019 World Food Prize recognizes the impact of bringing improved seeds to Africa, Asia and Latin America
The work of laureate Simon N. Groot has helped smallholder farmers to enhance vegetable production and has improved the diets of millions.
Halfway into Nepal’s 12-year plan to boost seed systems, partners review progress and plan the best way to meet targets.
In 2017, CIMMYT sent 150 tons of new and improved maize seed to the Caribbean nation to jump-start its maize seed sector, improve food security and decrease malnutrition.
CIMMYT economist Jason Donovan discusses the role of seed companies and food markets.
The seed varieties stored in the CIMMYT germplasm bank were of vital importance in efforts to restore food security in the aftermath of Hurricane Stan.