Stress tolerant maize varieties have been named as one of the 10 best innovations for adaptation in agriculture to help smallholders improve food security and livelihoods while adapting to the impacts of climate change. Read More.
2016/2017 was a year full of exciting moments albeit pressing challenges farmers faced across sub-Saharan Africa. Through concerted and collaborative work, CIMMYT and its partners developed and disseminated improved maize varieties that have helped make a difference in the lives of smallholder farmers. Read More
An outgrower in Uganda makes good profit from drought tolerant maize that in turn boosts his mircofinance business, transforming him into a successful businessman. Read More
Bigger and healthier maize is helping to counter the effects of severe drought caused by the warming effects of an El Nino weather system that has swept across southern Africa making more than 30 million people in the region dependent on food aid. Read More