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Sustainable agricultural technologies: A sure pathway for improving African smallholder farmers’ nutrition and food security

A four-year project concludes with rich evidence that will enable policy makers to support adoption of innovative agricultural technologies by smallholder farmers in Africa Angeline Odero in her maize …


Ethiopia Wheat Rust Scaling

Wheat is a traditional crop cultivated by about five million households on 1.6 million hectares in Ethiopia. Despite the country’s huge potential, the average wheat productivity of 2.5 tonnes per hect …


Direct seeding with two-wheel tractors increases wheat yield and saves time in the Ethiopian highlands

A service provider in Lemo, Ethiopia. Photo: Frédéric Baudron Agronomic practices that can close the wheat yield gap in the Ethiopian highlands are well known: row planting, precise fertilizer applica …


Ensuring quality control of nutritious maize by enhancing analytical capacity

From L-R: John Banda, Ndashe Kapulu, and Alejandra Miranda working in the lab, August 2015. Photo courtesy of Alejandra Miranda. Development and deployment of nutritious maize with higher protein qual …


Training on quarantine pests of wheat in Ethiopia

Trainees observe fungal, bacterial, and viral diseases of wheat in quarantine fields. Photo: Terefe Fitta Ethiopia’s loose quarantine system permits the introduction of foreign pests, which attack cro …


Kingbird released in Ethiopia to combat new stem rust threat

Kingbird released in Ethiopia to combat new stem rust threat. Credit: Linda McCandless Farmers in Ethiopia are banking on Kingbird, the latest variety of wheat to be released by the Ethiopian Institut …


Boosting nutrition for Ethiopian children

During 26-28 March 2012, CIMMYT scientists, partners, and collaborators met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Inception Planning Workshop of the NuME project. NuME (Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia) is a …


Seed improvement to prevent rust disease key to boosting wheat productivity

A new project in Ethiopia aims to improve the livelihoods of wheat farmers by encouraging the development and multiplication of high-yielding, rust-resistant bread and durum wheat varieties.


Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia

Nutritious Maize (NuME) is implemented in collaboration with Ethiopian research institutions, international non-governmental organizations, universities and public and private seed companies in Ethiop …


Quality Protein Maize – what’s in a name?

Across Ethiopia, farmers bring a different dimension to the age-old tradition of naming children in symbolic and meaningful ways, by assigning a human name to Quality Protein Maize (QPM) that reflects …


Seed improvement to prevent rust disease key to boosting wheat productivity

A new project in Ethiopia aims to improve the livelihoods of wheat farmers by encouraging the development and multiplication of high-yielding, rust-resistant bread and durum wheat varieties.


Ethiopian Government Supports and Expands Promotion of Quality Protein Maize

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and El Batán, Mexico, 12 August 2014 – The Ethiopian government has announced the launch of a new initiative to improve nutritional security in the country. ‘Strengthening Quali …


Capacity to analyze quality protein maize enhanced in Ethiopia

By Adefris Teklewold/CIMMYT The Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) project recently donated key laboratory equipment to the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) to help analyze new qu …


Government official says CIMMYT project could improve nutrition in Ethiopia

By Seifu Mahifere/CIMMYT A senior official with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), which plays a leading role in influencing agricultural technology development in the country, s …


Radio broadcasts spread maize technology in Ethiopia

By Seifu Mahifere/CIMMYT The Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia project (NuME) has launched a series of participatory radio campaigns in the country’s regional states as an innovative approach to spread me …


Behind the science: wheat researcher in Kenya screens against devastating disease

By Ma Concepción Castro /CIMMYT CIMMYT’s sole Kenya-based wheat researcher, Sridhar Bhavani, works in the heart of the center’s efforts to develop wheat resistant to stem rust in Sub-Saharan Africa. C …


Pocket sensors for precision agriculture to reach Ethiopian farmers

By Hae Koo Kim/CIMMYT A new pocket-sized sensor could bring precision agriculture within reach of smallholder farmers in Ethiopia. Precision agriculture uses data from high-tech observations to assess …


Australian ambassador visits program in Ethiopia

By Dagne Wegary/CIMMYT The Australian Ambassador to Ethiopia paid her first visit to a CIMMYT program this month and commended efforts to improve livelihoods in resource-poor rural households. On her …


Seed technologists benefit from production training

By Adefris Teklewold and Dagne Wegary Developing Ethiopia’s seed sector can help bring quality protein maize (QPM) to people at risk of protein deficiencies, participants in a seed production training …


Conservation agriculture demonstration plot opens in Ethiopia

The GCAP-Ethiopia team stands in the demonstration plot. From left to right: Yodit Kebede, Ph.D. candidate; Michael Misiko, innovation scientist; Tesfaye Shiferaw, Ph.D. candidate; Dereje Tirfessa, re …