Source: The Guardian (10 Jul 2023)
Maíz Criollo Kantunil, a group of farmers and agro-ecologists, has successfully reintroduced three varieties of native maize using seeds supplied by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT).
Source: Succesful Farming (11 Jul 2023)
To dive into the challenges posed by climate change, researchers at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, in Sonora, Mexico, are working to develop a range of wheat that can withstand extreme and unpredictable weather conditions.
Source: Milling and Grain (4 Jul 2023)
International jury of renowned scientists and industry experts evaluate 23 research projects from four continents, awardees hail from South Africa, Ethiopia and Pakista
Source: Science and Technology Daily (29 Jun 2023)
Awais Rasheed, an adjunct scientist at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), recently spoke to Science and Technology Daily about his pleasant experience working in China and the importance of international cooperation to address the global food security crisis.
Source: Global Bar Magazine (13 Jun 2023)
Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CGIAR Systems Board chair, lays out strategies that build on CGIAR’s investments in rural economies for more diversified and resilient food systems.
CIMMYT continues to contribute to human health, productivity and sustainable agriculture through the production and consumption of healthy foods, reducing ecological impact and improving the nutrition of rural communities.
CIMMYT offers proven science and formidable partnerships to help achieve the recently stated G7 ambitions for global food security and nutrition.
Source: The Kathmandu Post (31 May 2023)
Mixed farming can boost food security and climate resilience. IWMI and CIMMYT are leading pilot efforts in Nepal to promote sustainable intensification of mixed farming systems (SIMFS).
CIMMYT and partners are working to accelerate the delivery of stress-tolerant and nutritious seeds to boost smallholder farmer resilience to drought and pests in Malawi, Tanzania, and Zambia.
Startups, nonprofits race to unlock Africa’s agricultural potential as millions face food crisis and droughtsNutrition, health and food security
Source: The Nairobi Law Monthly (9 May 2023)
Civil society actors are stepping up to strengthen Africa’s potential to prevent greater food insecurity and regional instability caused by climate impacts.
Smart smallholder fertilizer management practices to address food security and climate change.
Source: The EastAfrican (3 May 2023)
CIMMYT commits to scaling-up millet cultivation and further promoting technologies that encourage millet consumption and other dryland cereal crops.
Source: Seed Quest (3 May 2023)
The TELA maize project has protected smallholder farmers from Stem-borer and Fall Armyworm through resistant maize varieties. As part of the project’s fifth year, the AATF has restated its commitment to developing transgenic drought-tolerant and insect-protected maize varieties.
Source: Global Citizen (21 Apr 2023)
CIMMYT gender research helps the Agrovita program, a collaboration between PepsiCo and Proforest, a UK-based agriculture non-profit, to design and promote gender sensitive training programs for smallholder cacao farmers in Tabasco and Chiapas, Mexico.