Posts Tagged ‘Ethiopia’

Quality Protein Maize – what’s in a name?

June 26, 2015

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 …


In fond memory of Paula Kantor (1969-2015)

June 18, 2015

Paula had an exceptionally sharp, analytical mind and a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them a better chance to influence their own lives and choose their own path.


For development expert Paula Kantor, gender equality was crucial

June 10, 2015

Gender and development specialist Paula Kantor had a deep understanding of how change can empower men and women to give them greater control over their own lives.


Conservation agriculture in Africa: where does it fit?

June 9, 2015

The controversial debate among researchers about the suitability of conservation agriculture for smallholder farmers in Africa continues while millions face food insecurity and degrading resources.


SUPER WOMAN: Jeanie Borlaug Laube unites global wheat community

May 29, 2015

International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers to submit stories about women they admire for their selfle …


CIMMYT Remembers Vital Legacy of Gender Specialist Paula Kantor

May 14, 2015

EL BATAN, Mexico (CIMMYT) – CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor. Paula died on May 13, in the aftermath of …


MLN diagnostics and management in Africa through multi-institutional synergies

May 9, 2015

Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) disease has continued to wreak havoc on maize production in East Africa since it was first reported in Kenya in 2011, and since then reported in the Democratic Republic of …


Maize lethal necrosis: a serious threat to food security in eastern Africa and beyond

May 7, 2015

Participants are shown how to inspect maize fields for MLN symptoms and how to collect samples for laboratory analysis. Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) has rapidly emerged as one of the deadliest maize di …


Two-wheeled tractors key to smallholder mechanization in Africa

April 28, 2015

The Farm Mechanization and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification (FACASI) project held its second review and planning meeting, as well as mid-term review, during a five-day event in …


Ethiopian seed companies express interest in QPM, seek CIMMYT support

April 28, 2015

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 …


CIMMYT appoints a new regional representative for Africa

April 24, 2015

Stephen Mugo CIMMYT has appointed Stephen Mugo as the new CIMMYT–Africa Regional Representative (CRR) and the CIMMYT–Kenya Country Representative (CCR). He takes over these two roles from the late Wil …


Industrial water run-off can sustainably boost crop production

April 13, 2015

An irrigation project in Ethiopia uses industrial runoff from a brewery to nourish wheat crops, diverting it from a nearby river and protecting the health of local residents.


Seed improvement to prevent rust disease key to boosting wheat productivity

April 13, 2015

A new project in Ethiopia aims to improve the livelihoods of wheat farmers by encouraging the development and multiplication of high-yielding, rust-resistant bread and durum wheat varieties.


USAID Approves USD 17.8 Million Grant for a New Project to Support Seed Scaling in Eastern and Southern Africa

April 10, 2015

CIMMYT has received a grant of USD 17.8 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement a new project dubbed Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Seed Scaling (DT …


Water program targeting smallholders sustains food insecure households

March 20, 2015

A CARE International program aims to sustain food security for food insecure households in rural Ethiopia.


Sustainable land and water management improve productivity

March 19, 2015

The World Food Programme provides support to the Ethiopian government’s Growth and Transformation Plan, a development agenda which addresses food security.


Gravity water flow project aids farmers in Ethiopian village

March 19, 2015

Nguse Adhane, a smallholder farmer who lives in a small village in Ethiopia, collects his water from a spring source, which runs dry for months at a time.


Industrial water run-off can sustainably boost crop production

March 19, 2015

This irrigation reservoir at the Kulumsa Agricultural Research Center in Ethiopia’s highlands captures water from a nearby beer distillery, diverting it from a river.


Conservation agriculture viable, say Ethiopian farmers, as curtain comes down on CASFESA pilot project

March 4, 2015

“Only those of us bold enough to try conservation agriculture technologies like zero tillage and intercropping benefited a lot, while all others were left behind.” – Hunegnaw Wubie, farmer, South Ache …


Men’s roles and attitudes are key to gender progress, says CIMMYT gender specialist

March 4, 2015

Gender research and outreach should engage men more effectively, according to Paula Kantor, CIMMYT gender and development specialist who is leading an ambitious new project to empower and improve the …