In response to Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years and a critical shortage of seed in 2016, CIMMYT and partners delivered over 3,400 tons of high quality seed to farmers.
Climate change’s impact in eastern and southern Africa has driven many farmers to seek new planting techniques that maintain or increase crop production, despite fewer resources.
To ensure that quality seed standards are maintained, CIMMYT supports partners such as national agricultural research institutions and seed producers in acquisition and production of pure early genera …
CIMMYT supports seed company partners in enhancing their capacity to produce foundation and certified seed.
Sarah Nyamai, a farmer from Kalimoni Village in Machakos County, Kenya, harvests drought tolerant maize. Photo: B. Wawa/CIMMYT NAIROBI (CIMMYT) — A new study has revealed that sub-Saharan Africa’s ma …
CIMMYT will conduct a regional training workshop on quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) of maize seed value chains in Nairobi, Kenya from May 17-19, 2017.
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.
Drought tolerant maize can reduce risks for farmers and allow for more consistent crop production in the face of climate variability in southern Africa.
Drought-related challenges in Africa call for proactive interventions rather than reactive ones.
Breeding and seed systems must immediately adapt to changing climates if major loss of maize yields is to be avoided, a new report shows.
Since 2006, CIMMYT has developed 200 drought-tolerant varieties and hybrids, many of which possess desirable traits such as resistance to major diseases.
Locally adapted marketing initiatives are successfully converting farmers to the high-performing, drought-tolerant maize variety Lubango in Tanzania.
At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) — Activity is set to begin for the 2016A planting season at the joint Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)–CIMMYT maize lethal …
A new video aimed at raising awareness among farmers about high-yielding, drought-tolerant maize varieties is set for distribution in eastern Kenya.
CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office celebrates three decades of developing new maize varieties for farmers across the region.
The gospel of ngamia. When despite drought, maize becomes a ‘source’ of farm labor and protein, with surplus sold to purchase a calf: “I got so much harvest, and yet I planted this seed very late, and …
Reviewing progress and impacts of two core maize projects as they wind up work in sub-Saharan AfricaNovember 23, 2015
Joseph Mulei on his farm in Machakos County, Kenya, where he planted several drought tolerant hybrid maize varieties including Drought Tego and Sawa (DSL H103). Photo: Brenda Wawa/CIMMYT. About 100 pa …
CIMMYT conducted a training course in Zambia for maize breeders teaching modern maize breeding methods.