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SAGARPA and CIMMYT strengthen and link MasAgro to Mexico’s National Crusade against Hunger, and reiterate their commitment to research applied in farmers’ fields

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  • SAGARPA and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) are working on renovating and strengthening the Sustainable Modernization of Traditional Agriculture (MasAgro) initiative.
  • Mexico’s Agriculture Secretary Enrique Martínez y Martínez stated that the objective is to create better linkages between the two institutions, to avoid effort duplication, and to generate synergies leading to a greater exchange of knowledge and technologies for the benefit of a more productive, sustainable and competitive rural sector.
  • The partners will also seek to replicate MasAgro in 400 municipalities targeted by the Mexican Crusade against Hunger in order to increase the productivity of subsistence maize farmers in a sustainable manner.
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Ofrecerá MasAgro “seguro genético” a productores de maíz y trigo

  •  INIFAP y CIMMYT realizan con éxito análisis altamente especializados para identificar las características genéticas que determinan el rendimiento de ambos granos.
  • Instituciones colaboradoras de MasAgro trabajarán para diseñar un posgrado nacional en recursos genéticos que contribuirá a fortalecer la seguridad alimentaria de México mediante la conservación, estudio y aprovechamiento de su biodiversidad.