Sharifa Idd Mumbi inspects the harvest in her maize field. Seventy percent of the world’s poorest people live in the countryside. Many depend on farming, especially maize and wheat, for food and income. Maize and wheat account for 25% of calories consumed in developing countries. The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) helps support global food security by developing and freely-sharing high-yielding, stress tolerant varieties of maize and wheat. They also help by disseminating best farming practices and free information and training to small farmers. (Morogoro, Tanzania, 2010)
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