Poverty reduction, livelihoods and jobs

News

The Ukama Ustawi Initiative will help millions of vulnerable smallholders in 12 countries transition from maize-mixed systems to sustainably intensified, diversified, and de-risked agrifood systems.

News

CIMMYT director general urges stronger international cooperation to buffer the shock in food-insecure countries and drive a shift to resilience.

Features

Explore our analysis of how the Russia-Ukraine war will impact global food security.

In the media

Source: Nature (22 Mar 2022)

War highlights the fragility of the global food supply — sustained investment is needed to feed the world in a changing climate, Alison Bentley explains.

Features

Small local seed businesses are considered key to getting new maize hybrids into farmers’ hands and,  ultimately, to meeting global food security goals. MasAgro, a partnership between CIMMYT and Mexico’s Department of Agriculture, offers key insights into what has worked and some major challenges that remain.

Features

Sanjaya Rajaram, former CIMMYT Wheat Program Director, has been recognized with the Padma Bhushan Award for his contributions to wheat improvement worldwide.

Features

New research uncovers long-term impacts of Green Revolution era productivity, points out lessons for today.

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.

Features

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.