Sustainable intensification practices build resilience in Bangladesh’s charlands
By reducing drudgery, irrigation and costs, conservation agriculture enables the soil of the charlands to produce rice and maize yields consecutively.
Is a world without hunger possible, asks Germany’s minister Gerd Müller during his visit to CIMMYT
Minister Müller explored the campus and heard about CIMMYT’s latest innovations in maize and wheat research.
Support groups open women’s access to farm technologies in northeast India
Self-help groups in Bihar are putting thousands of rural women in touch with agricultural innovations, benefiting households and the environment.
Breaking Ground: Rahma Adam unleashes the agricultural productivity of Africa’s women and youth
CIMMYT sociologist believes there is one vital resource that remains untapped to increase food security and boost livelihoods.
Women empowerment vital to achieve food security: Australian envoy
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (9 Mar 2019)
Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh visited female farmers adopting conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification technologies through CIMMYT project funded by ACIAR.
Workshops, seminars mark Women’s Day in city
Source: Times of India (9 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT and Icar-Atari Ludhiana organized a workshop on the eve of International Women’s Day titled ‘Empowering rural women for addressing agricultural air pollution’.
How gender equity and social inclusion are improving the lives of rural families in Africa
Women have the potential to be drivers of agricultural transformation.
Tribal women in India find value in maize cultivation
This year the group harvested more than 3,300 kg from seven acres of land.
International Women’s Day 2019: Women in seed systems in Africa
These entrepreneurs are breaking social barriers while improving household nutrition and livelihoods.
New publication: Gender and agricultural innovation in Oromia Region, Ethiopia
Source: Addis Standard (1 Mar 2019)
Drawing on GENNOVATE case studies from two wheat-growing communities, the authors examine how women and men smallholders innovate with improved wheat seed, row planting and the broad bed maker.
New publications: Gender and agricultural innovation in Oromia region, Ethiopia
Authors examine how smallholders attempt to innovate with improved wheat seed, row planting, and the broad bed maker, introduced through the Ethiopian agricultural extension system.
The missing seed market
A new guidebook promotes improved seed and farming technologies for men and women, with the goal of increasing adoption rates.
Women’s equality crucial for Ethiopia’s agricultural productivity
Source: The Reporter (16 Feb 2019)
A new report shows that gender inequality in Ethiopia is hampering efforts to reach the government’s goal of wheat self-sufficiency by 2022.
Meet the role models for the next generation of women and girls in science
Abdul Fatah, Khanal and Molero are helping pave the way for the next generation of female scientists.
Call for nominees for the 2019 Maize Youth Innovators Awards – Africa
Open to young women and men below 35 years of age who are implementing innovations in African maize-based agri-food systems.