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Experts Show Strong Support for CIMMYT Work in Mexico at Launching of Invest in LAC Agriculture Campaign

MasAgro photoMay 19, 2014, Texcoco, Mexico – Last week, senior leaders from the private sector, multi-lateral organizations and development agencies presented the campaign Invest in LAC Agriculture, to encourage increased public and private sector investment in agriculture to unlock the production potential of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

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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.