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.
The tractor-mounted reaper saves farmers time and money and offers new sources of income.
CIMMYT’s work may begin with seeds, but our innovations support farmers at all stages of the value chain.
Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) comes to a close but its impact lives on.
CIMMYT Scaling Advisor emphasizes importance of context and systemic thinking in how we do our research and implement projects.
The two-wheel tractor has proven its worth in Africa’s smallholder farms thanks to the FACASI project.
Service provider harvest model could create opportunities for young African entrepreneurs while reducing carbon emissions.
Two-wheel tractors are allowing Ethiopian farmers to boost their incomes and support their communities in times of need.
Presentations, abstracts and posters of major conference about agricultural production in water-limited environments are available for free.
The use of corn husk as veneer has helped a town to preserve maize biodiversity, protect the environment and reduce migration.
As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.
Breaking Ground: Yoseph Beyene breeds desirable maize varieties for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa
CIMMYT breeder applies new tools and technologies to accelerate genetic gains, make breeding more efficient, and keep up with the changing dynamics of biotic and abiotic stresses.
ILRI incorporates CIMMYT tool into their scaling framework and recommends other CGIAR centers to do the same.
Zoning study shows the reach of 25 crops in Pakistan.
Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)
CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.
The 2020 IAAA award recognizes groundbreaking data systems and tools helping more than 150,000 farmers in Mexico.