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
Publications

Researchers discuss how phenotyping can assist breeding and make the case for investing in new methodologies.

Innovation and technology
Features

Web app helps extension agents and farmers monitor the spread of fall armyworm.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

Women in Malawi are inspiring the next generation of smallholder farmers to adopt climate-smart technologies.

Innovation and technology
Infographics

Modern phenotyping tools are crucial for crop improvement and breeders can profit much more from them.

Innovation and technology
Publications

Study shows service provider models in Africa, Latin America and South Asia increase smallholder access to agricultural machinery, but can remain dependent on projects to tackle major bottlenecks for scaling.

Innovation and technology
News

For the first time widespread monitoring examines how farmers are coping with climate stresses.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Real Wire (11 Feb 2020)

Mexican farmers in Yaqui Valley use smartphone app with satellite data to make decisions about irrigation and crop management.

Innovation and technology
Videos

Mechanization is about finding solutions for farmers in rural communities.

Innovation and technology
News

New maize varieties to bolster seed sector and enhance farm productivity.

Innovation and technology
Innovation and technology
News

Piloting the system in will begin in 2020, with more advanced functions to follow in the next three years.

Innovation and technology
Features

The initiative increases agricultural productivity and enhances food security in Ethiopia.

Climate change
Explainers

Farmers are increasingly adopting conservation agriculture practices. This sustainable farming method is based on three principles: crop diversification, minimal soil movement and permanent soil cover.

Innovation and technology
Features

Researchers share their work translating the latest molecular research into breeding solutions for better maize and wheat varieties.

Food security
In the media

Source: Vice (21 Jan 2020)

Seed banks, like the one at CIMMYT’s headquarters in Mexico, are part of planning for the future of food.