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Donors push for sustainable agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean

April 26, 2016

CIMMYT joins global partnership to find sustainable solutions to agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean.


Photo contest highlights Oaxacan agriculture

March 29, 2016

MasAgro’s annual Pacífico Sur Hub photo contest documents where extension agents work every day, from their point of view.


FAO has its finger on the ‘pulse’ when it comes to food security

February 9, 2016

Pulses, an annual leguminous crop yielding from one to 12 seeds, are essential in the fight for food security due to their nutrient value and their key role in crop rotations through the ability to fi …


New book details benefits of holistic approach to agricultural development in Mexico

February 9, 2016

A book titled Options Available for Implementing MasAgro Technologies has been published which analyzes the options available for implementing sustainable agricultural practices and technologies in 23 …


Will we feed humanity by 2050?

January 26, 2016

Bram Govaerts, Leader of CIMMYT’s program on Sustainable Intensification in Latin America, presented at a keynote speech titled “Ending hunger: Can we achieve humanity’s elusive goal by 2050?” at the …


Towards inclusive and sustainable grain marketing

December 4, 2015

CIMMYT’s MasAgro program organized its first forum on grain marketing titled on 9 November.


New extension agents to promote sustainable agriculture in northern Mexico

October 6, 2015

Course participants receiving their certificates. Photo credit : Luz Paola López Amezcua/CIMMYT After finishing a course they started in April 2014 and obtaining their official certification, 39 exten …


Smart mechanization is a continuous improvement process: the case of a conservation agriculture machinery manufacturer

September 21, 2015

Martín Sánchez develops machines for conservation agriculture based on CIMMYT prototypes. The building of local capacities is one of the objectives MasAgro pursues to achieve the adoption of conservat …


Creative solutions for Latin American agriculture

July 6, 2015

Nele Verhulst, Strategic Research Coordinator of the Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP), led CIMMYT’s 21st International Training Course on Conservation Agriculture from 25 May-26 June. A …


“No burning in Chiapas” GCAP campaign

February 13, 2015

“To increase my production, I don’t burn residues; I use them. I practice conservation agriculture.” This slogan was promoted by CIMMYT’s Global Conservation Agriculture Program (GCAP) from March to M …