Empowering women to eliminate residue burning for better human and soil health
A leading NGO is working together with CIMMYT in India to generate awareness among women about climate-smart practices.
A leading NGO joins hands with CIMMYT-CCAFS to empower women farmers
NGO partnership brings new capacity building opportunities.
“Invisible women” hold key to food security – ex-WFP chief Catherine Bertini
Despite the large numbers of women working on farms, their voices are not heard by international development policymakers, handicapping global efforts to achieve food security, Catherine Bertini says.
Beating the odds: Indigenous female scientist gets Mexico’s National Youth Award
CIMMYT PhD fellow Tania Martínez receives Mexican National Youth Award for her outstanding performance in academic achievement.
Learning from 8,000 people to integrate gender into agricultural research
It is often a mystery why a new agricultural technology or practice can be successful in one community yet fail to have the desired effect in another.
Building a sustainable future: A history of conservation agriculture in southern Africa
Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.
New Publications: Maize Lethal Necrosis survey reveals farmer impact, future needs
A new study reveals the need for continued development of maize varieities resistant to MLN and strengthening farmer resilience.
A woman for wheat: Maricelis Acevedo takes on new role
Maricelis Acevedo, newly appointed associate director for science for the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat project left her island home of Puerto Rico in 2003 to pursue a career as a pathologist and has been traveling the world ever since.
At 50-year mark, CIMMYT scientists strive for gender equity
Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.
Participatory approaches to gender in agricultural development
For gender specialist Mulunesh Tsegaye participatory approaches are the best way of ensuring agricultural development projects are responsive to gender dynamics.
Reducing the gender gap in agriculture
To mark International Women’s Day 2016, CIMMYT created an infographic to highlight the importance of reducing the gender gap in agriculture.
Moving beyond agriculture’s gender status quo
We have to commit to also include women and others who were largely overlooked in agriculture in the past.
A granny’s boundless resilience and strength, a pillar for women maize farmers
Women play a major role in African agriculture. Purity Wanjiku, of Kenya, is a pillar for women in her village who depend on her land to grow food for their families.
Q+A: Ignore preconceptions, stake claim on science, CIMMYT’s Natalia Palacios tells women, girls
Discrimination in the science sector remains a significant challenge to achieving gender balance in education and professional research, said Natalia Palacios, a top maize researcher.