Innovation and technology

Working with smallholders to understand their needs and build on their knowledge, CIMMYT brings the right seeds and inputs to local markets, raises awareness of more productive cropping practices, and works to bring local mechanization and irrigation services based on conservation agriculture practices. CIMMYT helps scale up farmers’ own innovations, and embraces remote sensing, mobile phones and other information technology. These interventions are gender-inclusive, to ensure equitable impacts for all.

Innovation and technology
News

Scientists in Nepal are evaluating push-pull cropping systems as a pest control method.

Innovation and technology
Features

CIMMYT’s mechanization team is in a quest to build the perfect machine for each farmer.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Researchers suggest agro-ecological approaches be promoted as a core component of integrated pest management programs.

Innovation and technology
Videos

In the state of West Bengal, India, farmers and entrepreneurs are finding success with the help of climate-smart conservation agriculture practices.

Innovation and technology
News

Research team behind revolutionary field test for wheat disease wins prestigious BBSRC prize.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

The five young awardees are advancing change, innovation and research in their communities.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: The Nigerian Voice (3 May 2019)

The FACASI project has benefited over a hundred young people from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

Innovation and technology
News

Jens Andersson, a social scientist at CIMMYT, speaks on how we could reinvent advisory services for the African smallholder farmers.

Innovation and technology
Publications

The role of fertilizer traders as agricultural extension agents in Bangladesh.

Innovation and technology
Features

New study shows African farming households are far more dependent on labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously assumed.

Capacity building
Food security