The CGIAR Research Program MAIZE is an international collaboration between more than 300 partners from the public and private sectors, national institutions, international research organizations and seed companies. This unique partnership seeks to mobilize global resources in maize research and development to achieve a greater strategic impact on maize-based farming systems in Africa, South Asia and Latin America.
The success story of female farmer self-help groups growing maize in Badbil, Odisha, India was published on the front page of a leading local newspaper, "The Samaja" on September 15, 2016, entitled “Women farmers produced ...
A recent study investigated whether facilitating the emergence of niche markets for local maize varieties in the western highlands of Guatemala could contribute to poverty reduction.
CIMMYT has grown 150 tons of renewed, improved maize seed that will be sent to Haitian farmers to help jump-start the country’s seed sector, improve local food security and decrease malnutrition.
Aflatoxin has resulted in deaths, widespread contamination of food, animal feed and milk, and destruction of maize.
Seed certification is a rigorous process of testing new maize varieties before they are made available to farmers .
The recent appearance of the fall armyworm, an insect-pest, which causes damage to more than 80 crop species in 14 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, poses a serious challenge and significant risk to the region’s food ...