Poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs

Features

A day in the life of a farmer in India’s Odisha state, part of  tribal community that has long lived off the land. 

Features

Successful establishment of an agricultural machinery workshop in Meki signals a boost for private sector-driven mechanization in Ethiopia.

Features

Partnership for mechanization bolsters economic prosperity in host communities near Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.

Publications

New CIMMYT Brochure highlights value of maize and wheat science to battle rising undernourishment.

News

Working towards resilience, renewal and transition in our agri-food systems.

Publications

National value chain study presents an overview of the country’s maize, wheat and rice harvesting equipment, from manufacturing and imports to farm-level service provision.

Press releases

CGIAR centers present methodology for transforming resource-constrained, polluting and vulnerable farming into inclusive, sustainable and resilient food systems that deliver healthy and affordable diets for all within planetary boundaries.

Photos

In India’s state of Odisha, maize farming is lifting up the socioeconomic status of women.

CIMMYT’s tried and tested approaches in varietal turnover and decades of experience in strengthening maize and wheat seed systems have a lot to contribute to CGIAR’s plan of building robust food systems by 2030.

Features

A ten-year partnership led by CIMMYT and IITA tackles climate-induced risks in maize production, developing and deploying new climate-adaptive varieties benefiting over 8 million households in sub-Saharan Africa.

Features

Assessing the approach’s potential and limitations for strengthening the livelihoods of the rural poor, a new book draws conclusions applicable across the development field.

In the media

Source: MIT Technology Review (18 Dec 2020)

A new seed developed by CIMMYT is boosting maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, where yields are less than a third of what they are in the US—in large part because of drought.

Features

World-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs joins CIMMYT’s end-of-year event to reflect upon the important tasks CGIAR should undertake in its upcoming 50 years of impact.

In the media

Source: RCN Radio (15 Dec 2020)

Natalia Palacios, Maize Quality Specialist at CIMMYT, spoke about the center’s work in Colombia and the future of maize production in the program ‘Tierra de Sueños’.

Publications

Study quantifies the economic losses from Bangladesh’s COVID-19 lockdowns and outlines policy implications for the country.