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CIMMYT in sub-Saharan Africa: weaving the fabric of better livelihoods
Agriculture engages nearly nine-tenths of the populace in sub-Saharan Africa. Drought, depleted soils, unfavorable polices, disease, and armed conflict ravage productivity, health, and hope for a better life. By mobilizing ...
Seeds of innovation: CIMMYT's strategy for helping to reduce poverty and hunger by 2020
The strategic choices made by CIMMYT and its partners will improve their capacity to contribute to the UN Millennium Development Goals of halving poverty and hunger through maize and wheat research. Their strategic choices ...
Focusing on food safety, CIMMYT researchers develop experimental maize and wheat varieties that better resist fungal diseases and pests in the field and in storage, as well as cropping and grain storage practices that help ...
Conservation agriculture toward sustainable and profitable farming
Global agriculture faces major challenges. In large areas, soil erosion and the loss of fertility progressively reduce crop yields and can lead to land being abandoned and turning to desert. Households, industries, and ...
Bridges to prosperity: food security, the environment, and peace for Central America
(CIAT; SDC; CIP; CIMMYT, 2000)
We are building bridges to prosperity for the small-scale, subsistence farmers who produce basic food crops in Central America. Our vision is to reduce poverty and environmental degradation and promote peace. We are a group ...
What is CIMMYT
CIMMYT is a private, autonomous, nonprofit, scientific and educational institution chartered under Mexican law to engage in the improvement of maize and wheat production, everywhere in the world, with emphasis on developing ...
A new training, conference and information facility for CIMMYT: International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center
Maize and wheat researchers throughout the developing world look to CIMMYT as their international research center of excellence on these crops. The growing requirements of developing country research institutions in germplasm ...
IRD CIMMYT: the apomixis project -- a revolution in seed technology sows new hope in farmers' fields
(IRD; CIMMYT, 1998)
Poor and subsistence farmers, lacking hybrid and improved maize varieties, struggle daily to eke out an existence from low yielding plants that offer little resistance to destructive insects and diseases. In many of the ...
2010-11 CIMMYT marketing plan
For the purposes of this document, consider the terms marketing, communicating, and branding to be synonyms. These verbs all refer to the actions which establish the personality or identity of CIMMYT with external ...
Effective grain storage: success stories 2010