The many colors of maize, the material of life
The use of corn husk as veneer has helped a town to preserve maize biodiversity, protect the environment and reduce migration.
Plant-based materials catch on with home-goods designers
Source: The Manila Times (26 May 2020)
Mexican designer Fernando Laposse partnered with CIMMYT and works with a village of Mixtec farmers to transform unused maize husks into furniture.
New publications: Gender differentiated small-scale farm mechanization in Nepal hills
Adoption of mini-tiller is significantly lower in female-headed households, CIMMYT researchers find.
Concerned experts ask world leaders to head off a global food security crisis from COVID-19
The number of the world’s hungry could double and trade restrictions will harm food importing nations, experts say.
Don’t forget about the impact of COVID-19 on the rural poor and on food security
The Scaling Up community of practice discusses challenges and opportunities for an improved “new normal” for agriculture, research and development.
Shared responsibilities and equal economic benefits
Small-scale agricultural mechanization service provision model supports women’s empowerment in the Ethiopian agriculture sector.
For a food system at risk, women are key yet often overlooked
Our climate change-ravaged food systems cannot wait for the gradual progress of gender quality.
Equal and climate-smart
Women in Malawi are inspiring the next generation of smallholder farmers to adopt climate-smart technologies.
Four ways of strengthening gender equality in the agricultural sector in the MENA region
Experts note that policies alone are not enough — they need to go hand in hand with strong initiatives to make agriculture a safer, more equal and respectful space for both women and men.
Moving out of poverty or staying poor
Is it up to the village men? Or women, too?
New year, new beginnings
Women in West Bengal form farmer groups and cooperatives drawing on sustainable agricultural practices from CIMMYT’s SRFSI project.
Fireflies, food and future systems – scientists share inspiration behind choosing science as a lifestyle
CIMMYT scientists and leaders join the International Day of Women and Girls in Science social media buzz and share stories about what inspired their careers.
Breaking Ground: Lara Roeven delves into complex gender dynamics
CIMMYT researcher explores the ways in which gender norms influence agricultural innovation around the world.
Making seed systems work for men and women
Seed systems play a major role in Africa’s agricultural transformation — but are they gender-friendly?
Seed systems in Nepal are going digital
Digital seed information system will connect farmers to information and seed suppliers.