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Empowering women in agriculture through SIMLESA

CIMMYT and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa host a five-day gender training workshop in Pretoria, South Africa.


Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa

The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in East Asia (SIMLESA) program is a collaboration between the national agricultural systems of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozamb …


Improved Maize for African Soils

African maize farmers must deal with drought, weeds, and pests, but their problems start with degraded, nutrient-starved soils and their inability to purchase enough nitrogen fertilizer. Maize yields …


Poor Soils A Huge Limitation for Africa’s Food Security

EL BATAN, Mexico, April 19, 2015 – Sustainable Development Goals being addressed at the Global Soil Week cannot ignore dependence on maize as a staple food for millions in Africa, and the need to help …


Bringing doubled haploid technology to tropical maize breeders

“Those who have not used the doubled haploid technology are not in this century” said Kingstone Mashingaidze, Programme Manager for Plant Breeding and Biotechnology of South Africa’s Agricultural Rese …


SIMLESA: Celebrating two years of achievements, defining the future

During 19-23 March 2012, over 200 researchers, policy makers, donors, seed specialists, and NGO representatives from Africa and Australia gathered in Arusha, Tanzania, for the second SIMLESA (Sustaina …