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
Features

The tractor-mounted reaper saves farmers time and money and offers new sources of income.

Food security
News

CIMMYT’s work may begin with seeds, but our innovations support farmers at all stages of the value chain.

Food security
Features

Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) comes to a close but its impact lives on.

Innovation and technology
Features

CIMMYT Scaling Advisor emphasizes importance of context and systemic thinking in how we do our research and implement projects.

Innovation and technology
Features

The two-wheel tractor has proven its worth in Africa’s smallholder farms thanks to the FACASI project.

Innovation and technology
Features

Service provider harvest model could create opportunities for young African entrepreneurs while reducing carbon emissions.

Innovation and technology
Features

Two-wheel tractors are allowing Ethiopian farmers to boost their incomes and support their communities in times of need.

Climate change
Press releases

Presentations, abstracts and posters of major conference about agricultural production in water-limited environments are available for free.

Innovation and technology
Features

The use of corn husk as veneer has helped a town to preserve maize biodiversity, protect the environment and reduce migration.

Innovation and technology
Features

As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.

Food security
Features

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.

Capacity development
News

ILRI incorporates CIMMYT tool into their scaling framework and recommends other CGIAR centers to do the same.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Zoning study shows the reach of 25 crops in Pakistan.

Food security
In the media

Source: PR Newswire (18 May 2020)

CIMMYT contributed to rapid assessment and registration of biological control for fall armyworm.

Innovation and technology
News

The 2020 IAAA award recognizes groundbreaking data systems and tools helping more than 150,000 farmers in Mexico.