CGIAR Research Program on Maize
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This research program aims to double maize productivity by 2050 with essentially no expansion of maize area through more intensive, sustainable, and resilient farming systems that are adapted to climate change and the risings costs of fertilizer, water, and labor, and by introducing the latest seed varieties, precision agriculture techniques, and technologies for smallholder farmers. With a network of more than 350 partners, the program will focus on unlocking the genetic code of maize and harnessing its genetic diversity for improved crops. The research will also contribute to more stable maize prices, while improving farmers’ incomes and livelihoods opportunities.