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.
Source: Grain Central (26 Sep 2023)
Breeding and seed technology is an important part of the partnerships that will continue to foster thriving markets.
Global Conference on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization: Efficiency, Inclusiveness and Resilience
CIMMYT continues its dedication to mechanization as part of FAO conference. Bram Govaerts, director general, presented a keynote address.
In a recent visit to KALRO facilities in Kiboko, Kenya, CIMMYT commits to advancing the deployment of climate-resilient maize varieties in eastern and southern Africa.
The Zimbabwe Agricultural Show, an annual event attracting over 200,000 people, serves as a premier platform to foster and promote agricultural development in Zimbabwe.
Source: SeedWorld (10 Sep 2023)
Fernando Gonzalez, a retired plant breeder from CIMMYT, participated in the webinar hosted by Seed World Group, unveiling possible paths forward public and private plant breeding efforts.
The world must act to avert a climate-induced food shortage, cautions Cary Fowler. CIMMYT has a strategy to strengthen agrifood systems.
Cary Fowler, U.S. special envoy for food security, warns of dire consequences if the international community fails to act to mitigate climate change impacts on agrifood systems. The CIMMYT 2030 Strategy holds the approach to respond and mitigate some of the worst effects of this looming crisis.
Source: AgriLink (31 Mar 2023)
The fodder chopper implemented by CIMMYT has been a game-changer for female farmers and wider rural economies in Bangladesh.
A village in the Indian state of Bihar boasts 100% zero-till technology adoption, helping improve agriculture production and climate change mitigation.
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Source: The Herald (12 Sep 2023)
CIMMYT hosted a meeting to reflect upon the HAFIZ project nearest end, shaping the future of mechanisation policies and interventions in Zimbabwe.
Source: NewsDay (7 Sep 2023)
CIMMYT in partnership with various research institutions, seeks to increase livestock production and productivity by farmers through the Livestock Production Systems in Zimbabwe (LIPS-Zim) project.
New study by CIMMYT researchers shows how multi-temporal, high-resolution satellite images can be used effectively to monitor breeding maize and wheat breeding plots in diverse environments.
Inaugural Rwanda National Seed Congress paves the way for sustainable seed industry growth.
Source: Mongabay (28 Aug 2023)
CIMMYT research, Prasanna Boddupalli, emphasise the importance of reorienting food production systems and agricultural policy across the Congo Basin.