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.
Smallholder farmers in eastern, southern and western Africa are facing a major threat to their crops from the fall armyworm, which has so far damaged almost 300,000 hectares of maize.
A comprehensive study of genetic gains in eastern and southern Africa shows that with appropriate funding, maize yields can continue to increase in extreme heat and drought conditions.
Aflatoxin in food was among the prominent issues discussed at the recent First All-Africa Postharvest Congress and Exhibition held in Nairobi, Kenya, from 28th to 31st March 2017.
CIMMYT is organizing a two week international training course on increasing genetic gains through integration of novel tools and technologies, for maize breeders in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Development Economics Group at Wageningen University, CIMMYT and IFPRI are searching for three PhD researchers for complementary PhD projects on innovations that help African smallholders establish linkages to input and output markets.
Marker-assisted recurrent selection (MARS) is helping maize breeders develop higher yielding and drought-tolerant improved varieties faster than ever before