Cereal yields in sub-Saharan Africa must increase to 80 percent of their potential by 2050 to meet the enormous increase in demand for food.
Improved maize varieties offer new economic opportunity to families in Kenya.
173,000 African farmers in five countries have embraced good agricultural practices that have boosted smallholder farming and helped them over double crop yields.
The Haiti Mayi project aims to kick-start a local seed sector, keep famine at bay, end dependence on international aid and reduce imports.
Three major commercial maize seed exporting countries in southern Africa found free from maize lethal necrosis
Three major commercial maize-growing and seed exporting countries in southern Africa were found to be so far free from the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease.
CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant varieties have been delivered to three million farmers across Africa.
Combating spread of MLN in Africa poses unique but surmountable challenges, seed health specialist says
Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
CIMMYT offers a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners in southern Africa and similar regions, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector met in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 4th Annual Food Security Conference (AFSC) on 12-13 October 2016.
For the first time, transgenic maize hybrids that combine insect resistance and drought tolerance have been harvested from confined field trials.
CIMMYT held seed fairs in Zimbabwe to promote the sharing of information and knowledge about new seed options for farmers.
CIMMYT inaugurated the first national maize stem borer mass rearing laboratory at the National Agricultural Research Center in Islamabad on 25 October 2016.
New study reveals findings to help increase drought and heat tolerance in Latin American maize.
Sustainable intensification is helping farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa become more productive, while adapting to and mitigating climate change.
The Striga weed is one of the leading causes of crop loss in western Kenya, a significant dent to farmers’ livelihoods and major hindrance to food security in the area.
The goal of completely eradicating vitamin A deficiency – mainly in Africa and Southeast Asia – remains a big challenge.
“Hidden hunger” due to micronutrient deficiency is a big issue in sub-Saharan Africa, one of the most affected regions with 30% of the population undernourished.
CIMMYT joined 1,700 delegates from around the globe who participated in the sixth African Green Revolution Forum.
Bigger and healthier maize is helping counter the effects of severe drought caused by the warming effects of an El Nino weather system.
Maize has emerged as a preferred choice for farmers in Karnataka, India.