Capacity development

CIMMYT training courses play a critical role in helping international researchers meet national food security and resource conservation goals. By sharing knowledge to build communities of agricultural knowledge in less developed countries, CIMMYT empowers researchers to aid farmers. In turn, these farmers help ensure sustainable food security. In contrast to formal academic training in plant breeding and agronomy, CIMMYT training activities are hands-on and highly specialized. Trainees from Africa, Asia and Latin America benefit from the data assembled and handled in a global research program. Alumni of CIMMYT courses often become a significant force for agricultural change in their countries.

Photos

In India’s state of Odisha, maize farming is lifting up the socioeconomic status of women.

News

Molecular breeding experts learn about state-of-the-art data analysis and visualization tools at Wheat Initiative workshops.

Features

The head of the Maize Germplasm Bank, who retired in September, modernized the bank’s data curation and promoted outreach to maize landrace farming communities in the Americas.

News

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award is the highest honor conferred by the Government of India to non-resident Indians.

News

CSISA initiatives support smallholder farmers in India to become successful entrepreneurs.

Publications

New manual supports informed choices for climate resilience in Zimbabwe.

News

National breeding programs prepped to measure – and boost – genetic gains.

News

Longtime CIMMYT collaborator Ruth Wanyera nears retirement from an honorable and decorated career in wheat research.

News

AGG partners meet to launch regional networks for eastern and southern Africa and assess capacity development needs.

Features

Small-mechanization pilot initiative signs up 15 service providers to boost incomes and resilience through a lease-to-own business model in Masvingo, Zimbabwe.

Features

Global Wheat Program director Hans Braun retires, leaving behind a legacy of strong leadership and wheat for millions.

Blogs

First meetings of the AGG Science and Technical Steering Committees generate insights and recommendations for optimizing breeding schemes.

Blogs

Precision nutrient management helps women farmers in Nepal increase crop yields and household incomes.

Videos

Improving global coordination of crop modeling efforts.