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The struggle of maize against climate change in Zimbabwe

August 21, 2013

“Maize production is likely to suffer the most due to climate change compared to other crops in Southern Africa,” said CIMMYT physiologist Jill Cairns, who presented on CIMMYT work under the CGIAR Res …


Focus on heat stress resilient maize for Asia

August 19, 2013

Scientists from the Heat Stress Tolerant Maize for Asia (HTMA) project and representatives from collaborating public and private sector institutions from the region, Purdue University, and CIMMYT gath …


Making villages ‘climate smart’

August 13, 2013

“Climatic extremes and variability are  becoming more frequent and resulting in losses for farmers. This issue cannot be addressed in isolation; it needs collective participation of all stakeholders, …


Nitrogen-use-efficient maize ready for release in Africa

August 1, 2013

Big news for public and private maize breeders and seed providers in Africa: you can now test your lines and hybrids under controlled stress conditions that allow you to tell how they’ll perform when …


Research battles wheat spot blotch disease

July 19, 2013

After screening some 500 wheat lines and varieties at 6 sites in Bangladesh, India, and Nepal, a group of scientists were able to identify 35 genotypes that resist spot blotch. This is the number-one …


Two new maize hybrids released in Bolivia

July 9, 2013

Bolivia’s National Institute for Agricultural, Livestock and Forestry Innovation (INIAF), in collaboration with CIMMYT, released two new maize hybrids, INIAF H1 and INIAF HQ2, targeting drought-prone …


Nutrient Expert™ decision support tools for maize and wheat launched

July 8, 2013

The Nutrient Expert™ decision support tools for maize and wheat in India were officially launched for public use on 20 June 2013 at the National Agricultural Science Centre Complex in New Delhi during …


International scientists compare hot models at CIMMYT

July 3, 2013

Hot models were the main topic of conversation at El Batan during 19-21 June 2013, when international experts from 18 leading research institutions participated in a workshop on “Modeling Wheat Respon …


Building capacity of East African seed companies through training

July 2, 2013

Seed production workshop participants visited a hybrid seed field at East African Seeds in Uganda. In recent years seed companies in Tanzania and Uganda have seen tremendous growth, resulting largely …


Four new maize varieties released in Ethiopia

June 26, 2013

A happy farmer holding cobs of BH547 (right hand) and BH546 (left hand). The national productivity of maize, one of the most important staple crops grown in Ethiopia, is close to 3 tons/ha, a 50% incr …


ATMA annual review meeting and maize farmer-scientist interaction

June 21, 2013

Rajasthan is one of the most stress-prone dry states of India, where farmers grow maize as major crop for food and domestic consumption. As such, it provided a perfect setting for the 2nd Annual Progr …


Promoting resilient diversification options through maize and climate smart practices in India

June 13, 2013

“Declining water table, deteriorating soil health, labor shortages, increasing energy prices, and more frequent climate extremes are among the major long-term threats to food security in India,” state …


Three new drought-tolerant maize hybrids released in Malawi

June 11, 2013

Three drought-tolerant maize hybrids performing well in drought-prone areas and tolerant of Malawi’s major maize diseases have been released in Malawi. The new hybrids, said a member of the Agricultur …


DTMA traveling workshop combines peer learning and evaluation

June 10, 2013

Covering 2,400 km, a multinational team toured Drought Tolerant Maize in Africa (DTMA) trial and demonstration plots in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe from 21–30 April in a traveling worksho …


Confined field trial of drought-tolerant maize yields promising results

June 7, 2013

The fourth confined field trial of MON87460, a genetically modified maize variety developed to tolerate moderate drought, recently concluded at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) in Kibo …


Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tolerant Maize Annual Meeting 2013

June 6, 2013

“This project is a rare example of a public-private partnership capable of delivering products to farmers,” said Mike Robinson of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) at the Affo …


Nepalese wheat researchers trained on spot blotch disease in India

June 5, 2013

Spot blotch is one of the major diseases in the wheat growing regions of Nepal and the knowledge allowing researchers to identify and understand the disease is thus crucial. A group of 12 wheat techni …


WEMA reaches out to local communities in Kenya

June 5, 2013

On 02 May 2013, the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project organized a sensitization workshop for local community leaders, provincial administration members, agricultural extension workers, f …


Swiss Ambassador visits CIMMYT-Harare

May 22, 2013

Physiologist Jill Cairns talks about climatechange with the Swiss Ambassador. The Ambassador of Switzerland to Angola, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Luciano Lavizzari, accompanied by the Swiss Agency …


Generating drought tolerant maize varieties in Latin America

May 15, 2013

On 26-27 April 2013, the FONTAGRO “Generation and validation of drought tolerant maize varieties to stabilize and reduce mycotoxin damage resulting from climate change” project held its end-of-project …