WHAT WAS THE CGIAR RESEARCH PROGRAM ON MAIZE?
An international collaboration to mobilize global resources in maize research and development to achieve a food-secure future for maize producers and consumers worldwide.
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I am largely benefitted by this interaction [with MAIZE] in several ways that include working with public and private partnerships, design and development of research projects, conduct of large-scale trials both on research farms and farmers’ fields, large scale seed production and distribution, establishment of better and more concrete networks through collaborations.
Lohithaswa Chandappa, Professor of Genetics and Plant Breeding, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore.
I was involved in training researchers in GENNOVATE[…] It was wonderful to be part of the GENNOVATE process. Awareness of the importance of gender in MAIZE has been enormously increased and shared through journal papers, guidance notes, blogs, and much more. This is really a major and transformative contribution that CIMMYT has made.
Cathy Rozel Farnsworth, Independent Scholar.
Interaction with CIMMYT/MAIZE scientists has improved our maize research in the university. Through CRP MAIZE , we could test, identify and deploy (notification is pending) a drought tolerant maize hybrid for rainfed regions of northern Karnataka.
Prakash Kuchanur, University of Agricultural Sciences, Raichur, Karnataka, India.
At present, all the production of open-pollinated varieties in [Panama] comes from work carried out with genotypes sent from CIMMYT. [This] has given alternatives to producers of family agriculture and a low level of use of inputs.
Román Gordon, Researcher, IDIAP, Panama.
What we have done
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Where to next
Efforts to contribute to maize improvement will continue through the new CGIAR initiatives portfolio.