Women are the foundation for change in rural Ethiopia
Community conversations, a human-centered approach, puts people in charge of their own development in maize-based communities in Ethiopia.
Helping farming families thrive while fighting climate change in Mexico
Women and youth help lead efforts to adopt climate-friendly farming and safeguard indigenous maize yields.
Improved wheat helps reduce women’s workload in rural Afghanistan
New research shows improved wheat raises the quality of life for men and women across rural communities in Afghanistan.
Breaking Ground: More data on gender roles key for a food secure world, says Anya Umantseva
Social inequality, including gender discrimination, hinders the potential for economic development, a key focus of the agriculture for development community.
CIMMYT renames lab to honor Evangelina Villegas, World Food Prize laureate
Villegas was recognized for co-developing quality protein maize.
Q+A: Women in Triticum award provides development opportunities and support networks for women in agriculture
Margaret Krause, a doctoral candidate in Plant Breeding at Cornell University, became interested in science and nature at an early age.
Obstacles to gender-smart fertilizer use hurt livelihoods, scientists say
Compiling gender-inclusive data could help scientists understand how to help improve nitrogen fertilizer application practices among smallholder farmers.
Gender and development specialist Rahma Adam: Aiding African women to build household food security
In a special interview to mark International Women’s Day, CIMMYT gender specialist Rahma Adam detailed how her research aims to improve the agricultural productivity of women in south and eastern Africa.
Despite hardships, women running own households provide model of empowerment and innovation
GENNOVATE research reveals communities with numerous women-headed households record high levels of poverty reduction.
CIMMYT launches new program to promote gender equity in agricultural research
In a move to bolster gender equity in agriculture, CIMMYT will launch a series of training courses promoting the integration gender awareness and analysis in research for development.
Small machinery provides affordable options for women farmers in Nepal
Small-scale mechanization is becoming more important on farms in Nepal as young people, particularly men, migrate away from rural areas in large numbers.
Q+A: Scientist Thokozile Ndhlela inspires girls in Africa to embrace agriculture careers
CIMMYT maize breeder Thokozile Ndhlela interviewed on career and inspiring girls in Africa to embrace agriculture.
Entrenched gender roles threaten women’s longevity in research careers
Despite over a decade of implementing policies and programs to promote gender equity in research, some countries have seen women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers stagnate and even decrease in some fields.
Sustainable agriculture poised to save Mayan rainforests from deforestation
Sustainable farming practices allow smallholder farmers to improve maize yields while reducing deforestation in Mexico, report finds.