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Five new CIMMYT maize hybrids available from South Asia Breeding Program

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26 April 2023, South Asia: CIMMYT is happy to announce five new, improved tropical maize hybrids that are now available for uptake by public and private sector partners, especially those interested in marketing or disseminating hybrid maize seed across South Asia and similar agro-ecologies in other regions. NARES and seed companies are hereby invited to apply for licenses to pursue national release, scale-up seed production, and deliver these maize hybrids to farming communities.

Newly available CIMMYT hybridsKey traits
CAH201Medium maturing, yellow, high yielding, drought + waterlogging tolerant, and resistant to TLB and FSR
CAH203Medium maturing, yellow, high yielding, drought tolerant, and resistant to TLB and FSR
CAH204Medium maturing, yellow, high yielding, drought and heat tolerant, and resistant to MSR
Newly available CIMMYT hybrids
Performance dataDownload the CIMMYT-Asia Maize Regional On-Station (Stage 4) and On-Farm (Stage 5) Trials: Results of the 2020/21, and 2021/22 Seasons and Product Announcement from Dataverse.
How to applyVisit CIMMYT’s maize product allocation page for details
Application deadlineThe deadline to submit applications to be considered during the first round of allocations is 5 May 2023. Applications received after that deadline will be considered during subsequent rounds of product allocations.

The newly available CIMMYT maize hybrids were identified through rigorous, years-long trialing and a stage-gate advancement process which culminated in the 2021/22 CIMMYT-Asia Maize Regional On-Farm (Stage 5) Trials On-Farm Trials. The products were found to meet the stringent performance and farmer acceptance criteria for CIMMYT’s breeding pipelines that are designed to generate products tailored in particular for smallholder farmers in stress-prone agroecologies of South Asia.

Applications must be accompanied by a proposed commercialization plan for each product being requested. Applications may be submitted online via the CIMMYT Maize Licensing Portal and will be reviewed in accordance with CIMMYT’s Principles and Procedures for Acquisition and use of CIMMYT maize hybrids and OPVs for commercialization. Specific questions or issues faced with regard to the application process may be addressed to with attention to Nicholas Davis, Program Manager, Global Maize Program, CIMMYT.

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