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.
16 new maize lines have been released, adapted to tropical/subtropical maize production environments
The CIMMYT Global Maize program, with funding from the MAIZE CRP, recently produced a series of videos on nixtamalization, the process of cooking and steeping dried maize grain with water and lime
Maize lethal necrosis disease poses an existential threat to maize production in east Africa, and is spreading rapidly elsewhere. MAIZE CRP is spearheading a response on all fronts.
The CGIAR research program on MAIZE has made great strides in addressing challenges related to agriculture and food security in maize-based systems since its launch in 2012.
Dr. B.M. Prasanna has been chosen to lead MAIZE as CRP Director, alongside current MAIZE Program Manager Dave Watson.
Only 20 years ago, the idea that maize could reduce vitamin A deficiency (VAD) would have been summarily dismissed. Agricultural scientists were focused on increasing yields and developing more robust varieties