Posts Tagged ‘Ethiopia’
More than 75,000 small-scale wheat farmers in Ethiopia’s 4 major wheat-growing regions gain access to a vital asset—over 400 tons of seed of new, disease resistant wheat varieties.
Kristie Drucza leads a gender workshop. Photo courtesy of Kristie Drucza. Researchers are changing rural development in Ethiopia by putting local communities in control of initiatives. A project funde …
World Food Prize laureates have joined forces with an international alliance battling the fall armyworm, an aggressive pest indigenous to the Americas with a voracious appetite, and now widespread thr …
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (CIMMYT) – A growing body of evidence shows that when communities are in control of a development initiative, gender equality increases and the project’s goals are reached even f …
Gene editing technology could revolutionize the way scientists breed high-yielding drought, disease and pest resistant, high quality plant seeds, greatly reducing the time it currently takes to develo …
Traditional farming systems in Africa must be updated for today’s climate and market challenges, according to a new article from the University of Queensland.
Living near forests can help locals increase their dietary diversity, and combat hidden hunger.
The new maize lethal necrosis online portal provides up-to-date information and surveillance tools to help researchers control and stop the spread of the deadly disease.
As a maize seed system specialist, Dagne Wegary works at the nexus between breeding science and actual delivery of improved seed to farmers.
Fall armyworm devastates crops in sub-Saharan Africa: A quick and coordinated regional response is requiredJune 2, 2017
The head of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program highlights the potential impact of the fall armyworm pest and how CGIAR researchers are contributing to a quick and coordinated response across the Africa.
Small-scale agricultural mechanization is showing signs it has the potential to fuel rural employment for youth in sub-Saharan Africa, according to researchers.
In a special interview to mark International Women’s Day, CIMMYT gender specialist Rahma Adam detailed how her research aims to improve the agricultural productivity of women in south and eastern Afri …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KAMPALA, Uganda (CIMMYT) – The agricultural research sector is taking aim at a longtime foe of African smallholder farmers — old seeds. More than 100 research partners and funde …
To satisfy the enormous increase in demand for food in sub-Saharan Africa by 2050, cereal yields must increase to 80 percent of their potential.
Wheat rust monitoring efforts are not only keeping the fast-spreading disease in check, but are deployed to manage other crop diseases, said a scientist at a scientific meeting in London.
A CIMMYT project was selected as a key actor in agricultural and rural innovation in Ethiopia by CDAIS.
As Ethiopia struggles with its worst drought in 50 years, farmers pin their hopes on seed delivered through emergency seed projects.
The 2015-2016 El Niño has led to drought leaving 10.2 million people – more than 1 in 10 Ethiopians – in need of emergency food assistance.
Since 2006, CIMMYT has developed 200 drought-tolerant varieties and hybrids, many of which possess desirable traits such as resistance to major diseases.
Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.