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Seed certification critical to quality seed production

June 8, 2017

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 …


Tanzanian start-up rises to profitable maize business

May 29, 2017

CIMMYT supports seed company partners in enhancing their capacity to produce foundation and certified seed.


New Publications: Maize variety replacement lags in sub-Saharan Africa

May 18, 2017

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 …


Quality Assurance and Quality Control Training Workshop on Maize Seed Value Chains

March 13, 2017

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 Participates in the Sixth African Green Revolution Forum

September 27, 2016

CIMMYT joined 1,700 delegates from around the globe who participated in the sixth African Green Revolution Forum.


New high-yielding maize aids smallholder farmers, helps hungry in drought-hit Africa

September 27, 2016

Bigger and healthier maize is helping counter the effects of severe drought caused by the warming effects of an El Nino weather system.


Building Zambia’s drought-tolerant maize business

July 12, 2016

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-tolerant maize a boon to farmers in Zambia hit by El Niño

July 8, 2016

Drought-related challenges in Africa call for proactive interventions rather than reactive ones.


Action needed to adapt maize breeding to climate change, report shows

June 20, 2016

Breeding and seed systems must immediately adapt to changing climates if major loss of maize yields is to be avoided, a new report shows.


Maize seed systems in Africa: Understanding the basics

June 7, 2016

Since 2006, CIMMYT has developed 200 drought-tolerant varieties and hybrids, many of which possess desirable traits such as resistance to major diseases.


Tanzania seed company increases demand for drought-tolerant maize

May 2, 2016

Locally adapted marketing initiatives are successfully converting farmers to the high-performing, drought-tolerant maize variety Lubango in Tanzania.


Millions of smallholders in Africa benefit from climate resilient drought-tolerant maize

April 21, 2016

At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.


New screening cycle begins for maize lethal necrosis disease in Kenya

April 20, 2016

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 …


Educational video helps Kenya farmers learn benefits of drought-tolerant maize

March 23, 2016

A new video aimed at raising awareness among farmers about high-yielding, drought-tolerant maize varieties is set for distribution in eastern Kenya.


Thirty years of supporting maize farmers in southern Africa

January 11, 2016

CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office celebrates three decades of developing new maize varieties for farmers across the region.


Of maize farmers, coming calves, waxing oxen, and comely camels

November 30, 2015

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 Africa

November 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 empowers a new generation of maize breeders in Zambia

October 28, 2015

CIMMYT conducted a training course in Zambia for maize breeders teaching modern maize breeding methods.


Transforming maize farming failures to successes in Kenya’s drylands

October 17, 2015

KDV4 is one of the DT varieties sold in Kenya’s eastern drylands alongside other improved varieties, developed by CIMMYT.


Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH)

September 28, 2015

Hunger, malnutrition, and poor health are widespread and stubborn development challenges. Agriculture has made remarkable advances in the past decades, but progress in improving the nutrition and heal …