NuME: a key actor in agricultural innovation systems in Ethiopia

A CIMMYT project was selected as a key actor in agricultural and rural innovation in Ethiopia by CDAIS.


Participatory approaches to gender in agricultural development

For gender specialist Mulunesh Tsegaye participatory approaches are the best way of ensuring agricultural development projects are responsive to gender dynamics.


HarvestPlus

HarvestPlus aims to reduce hidden hunger and provide micronutrients to billions of people directly through the staple foods that they eat. We use a novel process called biofortification to breed highe …


Ensuring quality control of nutritious maize by enhancing analytical capacity

From L-R: John Banda, Ndashe Kapulu, and Alejandra Miranda working in the lab, August 2015. Photo courtesy of Alejandra Miranda. Development and deployment of nutritious maize with higher protein qual …


Boosting nutrition for Ethiopian children

During 26-28 March 2012, CIMMYT scientists, partners, and collaborators met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Inception Planning Workshop of the NuME project. NuME (Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia) is a …


QPM maize expected to improve protein intake in Ethiopia

For community health extension workers (CHWs) in Ethiopia, as elsewhere, educating smallholder farmers on the importance of protein is a continuous task year in, year out. It’s not that farmers don’t …


Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia

Nutritious Maize (NuME) is implemented in collaboration with Ethiopian research institutions, international non-governmental organizations, universities and public and private seed companies in Ethiop …


Quality Protein Maize – what’s in a name?

Across Ethiopia, farmers bring a different dimension to the age-old tradition of naming children in symbolic and meaningful ways, by assigning a human name to Quality Protein Maize (QPM) that reflects …


Food Security

As staple foods, maize and wheat provide vital nutrients and health benefits, making up close to two-thirds of the world’s food energy intake, and contributing 55 to 70 percent of the total calories i …


Ethiopian seed companies express interest in QPM, seek CIMMYT support

Managers of private and public seed companies in Ethiopia have expressed interest to produce and broadly market quality protein maize (QPM) seed, provided that they get technical and other necessary s …


Training to fill gaps in Ethiopia’s maize seed system

The Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) project recently organized a three-day training workshop on quality protein maize (QPM) seed production and quality control, as part of the project’s activitie …


NuME organizes financial management workshop for partners

CIMMYT’s Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) project recently organized a half-day workshop to refresh the knowledge of financial officers from partner institutions on various accounting and reportin …


Ethiopian Government Supports and Expands Promotion of Quality Protein Maize

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and El Batán, Mexico, 12 August 2014 – The Ethiopian government has announced the launch of a new initiative to improve nutritional security in the country. ‘Strengthening Quali …


Sasakawa Africa Association celebrates the 100th anniversary of Norman Borlaug’s birth

The Sasakawa Africa Association (SAA) recently joined numerous countries and organizations around the world that have taken time this year to pay tribute to the life and achievements of Dr. Norman Bor …


Ethiopian government adopts quality protein maize scale-out plan

The Ethiopian government has embarked on a new initiative to improve nutritional security in the country through the widespread demonstration and use of quality protein maize (QPM), a type of maize th …


Course gives managers better understanding of seed business

By Diriba Hika/CIMMYT A training session on seed business management gave Ethiopian agriculture managers a deeper knowledge that they said would enable them to help fill the gap in the supply of quali …


NuME gender equity strategy approved

Photo: Seifu Mahifere By Mulunesh Tsegaye/CIMMYT A comprehensive gender equity strategy for the NuME project has received approval from both the donor and the project steering committee. The strategy …


Capacity to analyze quality protein maize enhanced in Ethiopia

By Adefris Teklewold/CIMMYT The Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) project recently donated key laboratory equipment to the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) to help analyze new qu …


Government official says CIMMYT project could improve nutrition in Ethiopia

By Seifu Mahifere/CIMMYT A senior official with the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), which plays a leading role in influencing agricultural technology development in the country, s …


Farmer evaluation of QPM varieties critical to NuME project success

By Seifu Mahifere/CIMMYT   The Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia project (NuME) is working to promote quality protein maize (QPM) by making sure new varieties fit farmers’ specifications. The project …