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  • CIMMYT Appoints a New Regional Representative for Africa

    CIMMYT Appoints a New Regional Representative for Africa

    CIMMYT has appointed Stephen Mugo in the dual roles of CIMMYT–Africa Regional Representative and CIMMYT–Kenya Country Representative. He replaces the late Wilfred Mwangi.
  • Making More From Less: Matchmaking Maize to Poor Soils

    Making More From Less: Matchmaking Maize to Poor Soils

    Maize and Africa’s food security and socioeconomic stability are inseparably intertwined. Poor maize productivity has contributed to food shortages, high prices and has pushed more Africans to extreme poverty. Low-fertility soils are part of the problem, and maize varieties specially bred for poor soils offer a partial solution.
  • Poor Soils A Huge Limitation for Africa's Food Security

    Poor Soils A Huge Limitation for Africa's Food Security

    Today, Berlin, Germany, hosts soil scientists from across the world who have converged for the Global Soil Week (GSW) to find solutions for sustainable land governance and soil management. Farmers and other stakeholders in agriculture are keen to see outcomes that will translate into healthier soils for sustainable development in Africa and elsewhere.
  • Screening for Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) – May 2015

    Screening for Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) – May 2015

    Interested organizations are invited to send their germplasm for screening. Planting will start at the end of May 2015. Screening will be done through artificial inoculation at Naivasha, Kenya.
  • Low-cost Innovations to Benefit Smallholder Farmers in Nepal

    Low-cost Innovations to Benefit Smallholder Farmers in Nepal

    The investment by USAID India and USAID Washington, totalling US$ 4 million over four years, aims to work with the private and public sectors to benefit smallholder farmers by integrating scale-appropriate mechanization technologies with resource conservation and management best practices.

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