The CGIAR Research Program on MAIZE (MAIZE) is an international collaboration between more than 300 partners that 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.
Led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as its main CGIAR partner, MAIZE focuses on increasing maize production for the 900 million poor consumers for whom maize is a staple food in Africa, South Asia and Latin America. MAIZE’s overarching goal is to double maize productivity and increase incomes and livelihood opportunities from sustainable maize-based farming systems.
Writers/Editors: Bianca Beks, Jennifer Johnson, Dave Watson
Contributors: Tahirou Abdoulaye, Bruce Anani, Anuradha Dhar, Olaf Erenstein, Melaku Gedil, Kostandini Genti, Bruno Gerard, Wasim Iftikar, Cynthia Mathys, Abebe Menkir, Terence Molnar, Stephen Mugo, B.M. Prasanna, Manuele Tamò, Christian Thierfelder, B.S. Vivek, Brenda Wawa, Martha Willcox, P.H. Zaidi
Photos: CIMMYT archives, Wasim Iftikar, IITA archives, Jennifer Johnson, Srikanth Kolari, Peter Lowe, Johnson Siamachira, Christian Thierfelder, Brenda Wawa
Infographics and maps: Gerardo Mejía, Jennifer Johnson
Spark production: Jennifer Johnson