seeds

In the media

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.

News

CIMMYT and partners in sub-Saharan Africa work with seed companies to invest in deployment of climate-resilient and nutritionally enriched maize seed.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
In the media

Source: India Science Wire (22 Sep 2020)

Approach combines farmers’ knowledge of resilient crops with ‘elite’ varieties identified by scientists.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

A survey conducted by CIMMYT researchers collected insights from over 200 key value-chain market actors.

Nutrition, health and food security
Videos

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.

Innovations
News

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

Innovations
Features

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

Capacity development
Features

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

Nutrition, health and food security
News

The work of laureate Simon N. Groot has helped smallholder farmers to enhance vegetable production and has improved the diets of millions.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

Halfway into Nepal’s 12-year plan to boost seed systems, partners review progress and plan the best way to meet targets.

Nutrition, health and food security
Podcasts

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.

Nutrition, health and food security
Features

CIMMYT economist Jason Donovan discusses the role of seed companies and food markets.

Nutrition, health and food security