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  • CIMMYT Remembers Vital Legacy of Gender Specialist Paula Kantor

    CIMMYT Remembers Vital Legacy of Gender Specialist Paula Kantor

    CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor.

    If you would like to offer your condolences you can send us a message to cimmyt@cgiar.org. CIMMYT will deliver all messages received to Paula’s family. Thank you for your thoughts and support.

  • “In Mozambique, You Cannot Talk About Food Security Without Talking About Maize”

    “In Mozambique, You Cannot Talk About Food Security Without Talking About Maize”

    Statistics show that nearly all (95 percent) of Mozambique’s smallholder farmers grow maize, which covers nearly half (40 percent) of the land devoted to annual crops. In Mozambique as elsewhere in Africa, enabling policies are vital for research products to reach farmers, and for managing the menace posed by the maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease. But it's not all bleak, and there have been significant breakthroughs and mitigations in some cases.
  • Africa’s Food Security Threatened by Deadly Maize Disease

    Africa’s Food Security Threatened by Deadly Maize Disease

    Scientists, policymakers, seed companies and regulators converge to seek solutions on maize lethal necrosis.
  • MLN Diagnostics and Management in Africa through Multi-Institutional Synergies

    MLN Diagnostics and Management in Africa through Multi-Institutional Synergies

    Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) disease has continued to wreak havoc on maize production in East Africa since it was first reported in Kenya in 2011, and since then reported in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, South Sudan and Uganda. The disease, caused by a combination of the Maize Chlorotic Mottle Virus (MCMV) and Sugarcane Mosaic Virus (SCMV), causes irreversible damage that kills maize plants before they can grow and yield grain.
  • Maize Lethal Necrosis: A Serious Threat to Food Security in Eastern Africa and Beyond

    Maize Lethal Necrosis: A Serious Threat to Food Security in Eastern Africa and Beyond

    Report on a training workshop for national agricultural research programs, regulatory bodies and seed companies, all drawn from 11 countries.The disease is difficult to control for two reasons: firstly, it is caused by a combination of viruses; secondly, it can be spread through seed and by insect vectors that may be carried by wind over long distances.

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