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November 22, 2023

Insights from Dr. Mike Barrow’s quest for resilient maize varieties (Farmers Review Africa)

April 14, 2023

Tela maize to boost Nigeria’s maize production – expert

October 28, 2022

Kenya has lifted its ban on genetically modified crops: the risks and opportunities (The Conversation)

January 27, 2022

Seed collecting, conservation and collaboration in West Africa

December 13, 2021

Key lessons from Nigeria's environmental approval of Tela maize

September 22, 2021

The promise - and limits - of Bt maize to manage fall armyworm in Africa

August 26, 2021

GM maize progresses in Nigeria as farmers struggle with drought and insect pests

August 13, 2021

When it comes to maize variety choices, can farmers have it all? Varietal trait prioritization is important for balancing commercial realities and farmers’ diverse interests

March 19, 2021

Poverty and hunger follow Africa’s fall armyworm invasion

March 15, 2021

Researchers call for gender-friendly crop varieties to aid food security

January 22, 2021

Africa urged to fast-track adoption of second-generation resistant maize varieties (Africa Science News)

November 12, 2019

Low growth in corn yields has dragged down sub-Saharan African corn production

October 16, 2019

Ten things you should know about maize and wheat

July 10, 2019

Bill Gates highlights impact of CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant maize

May 28, 2019

Time for multiple sectors to fight aflatoxin in Africa (SciDev.Net)

April 30, 2019

Taking maize agronomy to scale in Africa Q&A - Jens Andersson, a social scientist at CIMMYT, speaks on how we could reinvent advisory services for the African smallholder farmers

April 16, 2018

Kenya - Can genetic maize rescue our farmers from fall armyworm? (The Star)

March 26, 2018

Hybrid seed to propel yields by 20%, says African Agricultural Technology Foundation (NewsDay)

December 15, 2017

Facing the fall armyworm threat

September 6, 2017

Benefits of genetically modified maize plant to the Kenyan farmer (Standard Media)

September 5, 2017

Kenya - Allow farmers to grow GM maize, scientists plead (Daily Nation)

July 19, 2017

CIMMYT - Breaking ground: Dagne Wegary at a busy intersection on the maize value 

October 17, 2016

Maize seed: origin of agricultural development and food systems

September 27, 2016

Gene bank crowdfunding campaign gains traction with commercial seed industry - A pledge of $10,000 by international plant breeding company KWS has given a big boost to an online crowdfunding initiative aiming to help maintain the world’s largest maize and wheat germplasm bank

September 22, 2016

Grüne Biotechnologie wird in Afrika von den Regierungen forciert, von Nichtregierungsorganisationen kritisiert. In Dürrezeiten wie jetzt erweist sie sich als segensreich (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)

July 12, 2016

10,000 years of plant breeding

April 1, 2016

Stress-Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) project promises hardy maize for Africa - Mexican-African initiative aims to breed 70 climate-tolerant varieties for 12 countries (SciDev.Net)

January 12, 2016

Thirty years of supporting maize farmers in southern Africa

December 2, 2015

Of maize farmers, coming calves, waxing oxen, and comely camels: a Tanzanian tale of triumph over tribulations

November 4, 2015

New paths ahead for agricultural research (by CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff)


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