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CIMMYT’s knowledge sharing efforts contribute to improved seed production in Africa

A training held from June 13 – 23, 2016 emphasized hand pollination in maize variety development and seed multiplication.

African ambassadors to Zimbabwe support improved agriculture technologies

Several African nation ambassadors to Zimbabwe pledged to step up support for improved agriculture technologies.

Addressing challenges in maize breeding to deliver improved seed to African smallholder farmers

In Swaziland, maize is a staple crop and a source of income for many of the nation’s farmers. “The work on our staple crop cannot be overstated,” said Dr. Vusumuzi Mkhonta, acting director, Department …

Maize lethal necrosis screening facility seeing signs of success

CIMMYT pathologist George Mahuku and MLN technician Janet Kimunye examine tassels for pollen production on an infected plant. MLN causes a symptom called ‘tassel blast’ where the tassels of infected p …