New generation of farmers lead the way in making farming more productive and profitable
Smallholder farmers increasingly benefit as the younger generation adopts mechanization and sustainable agri-technologies.
Latin American female scientists collaborate on CIMMYT-supported TechMaiz project
Women researchers from Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Peru work alongside each other on innovative project and build bonds in the hope of completing future projects.
A reluctant farmer changes the fortune of his inherited land
Ravi Ranjan took to farming after the death of his grandfather and, despite his initial apprehension about working in agriculture, has never looked back.
Sustainability of rice production in the Northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plains
Scientists determine nitrogen use could be reduced without impacting rice yields for sustainability of rice production in Northwestern Indo-Gangetic Plains.
Zambia officials promote sustainable maize cropping practices for small-scale farmers
The new farming methods can raise harvests, enrich soils, and capture and conserve moisture.
From seed to feed
CIMMYT experts share latest updates in efforts to achieve feed self-sufficiency and more sustainable agrifood systems in Nepal.
Getting to win-win: Can people and nature flourish on an increasingly cultivated planet?
Faced with dramatic biodiversity loss and a growing population, should farmers “share” or “spare” land? Agricultural scientists weigh in, yielding a new perspective.
Bending gender norms: women’s engagement in agriculture
On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we spoke to Pragya Timsina about how women’s participation in agriculture is evolving across the Eastern Gangetic Plains and her findings which will be included in a paper coming out later this year: ‘Necessity as a driver of bending agricultural gender norms in South Asia’.
Decomposing maize yield gaps to better inform policy and public investments
Scientists from Wageningen University and CIMMYT documents the magnitude, patterns, and drivers of yield gaps in sub-Saharan Africa.