New association formed to support smallholder native maize farmers in Mexico
ProMaíz Nativo will promote small-scale landrace maize farmers through certification and fair market access.
Cobs & Spikes podcast: Women in wheat science
Wheat physiologist Carolina Rivera shares what it is like to be a woman in agricultural science working on one of the world’s biggest problems — how to feed a growing planet.
Women and youth find profitable business pathways through small-scale mechanization
FACASI project explored ways to address access to appropriate mechanization solutions.
Call for Nominees for the 2019 Maize Youth Innovators Awards – Latin America
Open to young women and men under 35 who are implementing innovations in Latin American maize-based agri-food systems.
Are high land rental costs pricing African youth out of agriculture?
Rural land grows scarce as populations rise and more youth farm for their livelihoods.
Seeds of progress
In a male-dominated sector, women leading maize seed companies in eastern and southern Africa share their experiences.
Seeds of progress – In a male-dominated sector, women leading maize seed companies in eastern and southern Africa share their experiences
Source: Seed Quest (20 Jun 2019)
CIMMYT researchers conducted interviews with women owners of seed companies in eastern and southern Africa.
Six investments to help family farmers thrive in the next decade
Source: The Economist Intelligence Unit (6 Jun 2019)
CIMMYT DG Martin Kropff and CABI CEO Trevor Nicholls propose six key actions to support family farmers.
Looking forward, looking back
Partners from four countries reflect and plan ahead after five years of the SRFSI project.
Investing in diversity
How CIMMYT fosters diversity in the workplace.
Winners of 2019 MAIZE Youth Innovators Awards – Africa announced
The five young awardees are advancing change, innovation and research in their communities.
Fact sheet debunking labor and mechanization myths presented in Zimbabwe
Research shows African farming households are far more dependent on hire labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously thought.
Book launch: Lead farmers in eastern and southern Africa
A new book draws on experiences of men and women farmers across eastern and southern Africa who bravely embraced change to improve their farming methods and the lives and livelihoods of their families.
Research busts common myths about agricultural labor in Africa, suggests a shift in mechanization policy
New study shows African farming households are far more dependent on labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously assumed.
Exploring young Africans’ role and engagement in the rural economy
How important is farming relative to non-farm activities for the income of young rural Africans?