Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Project helps African farmers identify regional best practices

October 11, 2017

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.


New screening cycle for deadly MLN virus set to begin in Kenya

October 3, 2017

The maize lethal necrosis screening site in Kenya will begin its second screening cycle of 2017 at the end of October.


New tools help breeders fight emerging challenges in maize

August 1, 2017

Researchers from across the globe assembled in Nairobi for a 10-day training course on increasing genetic gains in maize by integrating novel technologies in breeding.


New online portal offers information to curb maize lethal necrosis in Africa

July 24, 2017

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.


Farmers at center of sustainable agriculture in Kenya

June 30, 2017

Climate change’s impact in eastern and southern Africa has driven many farmers to seek new planting techniques that maintain or increase crop production, despite fewer resources.


Fall armyworm devastates crops in sub-Saharan Africa: A quick and coordinated regional response is required

June 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.


Quality assurance and control ensure delivery of high quality maize seed to farmers

May 31, 2017

Representatives gathered to discuss how maize seed systems in Africa can be strengthened through quality assurance control measures.


Multi-pronged approach key for effectively defeating fall armyworm in Africa

April 28, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya (28 April 2017) – Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest to avoid economic hardship for smallholder farmers across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massi …


Global experts and stakeholders meet to develop fall armyworm emergency plan and management strategy for Africa

April 25, 2017

NAIROBI, Kenya – Smallholder farmers in eastern, southern and western Africa are facing a major threat to their crops from the fall armyworm, which has so far damaged almost 300,000 hectares of maize. …


Increasing genetic gains in maize through integration of novel tools and technologies

April 3, 2017

CIMMYT is organizing a two week international training course on increasing genetic gains through integration of novel tools and technologies.


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.


Gender and development specialist Rahma Adam: Aiding African women to build household food security

March 8, 2017

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 …


Stronger African seed sector to benefit smallholder farmers and economy

February 23, 2017

Despite its large-scale impact across Africa, smallholder farming largely remains a low technology, subsistence activity.


New cycle of maize lethal necrosis germplasm screening to begin at Kenya site in May 2017

February 3, 2017

Artificial inoculation of maize germplasm at the MLN screening site in Naivasha, Kenya. B. Wawa/CIMMYT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) — The first screening activity for the 2017A planti …


Scientists harness efforts to increase use of stress tolerant maize by smallholder farmers

January 27, 2017

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 …


Improved maize offers new economic opportunity to Kenyan family

December 20, 2016

Improved maize varieties offer new economic opportunity to families in Kenya.


Three major commercial maize seed exporting countries in southern Africa found free from maize lethal necrosis

November 25, 2016

Three major commercial maize-growing and seed exporting countries in southern Africa were found to be so far free from the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease.


Combating spread of MLN in Africa poses unique but surmountable challenges, seed health specialist says

November 14, 2016

Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.


Improved drought tolerant maize varieties: a sustainable solution to climate change

November 8, 2016

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector met in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 4th Annual Food Security Conference (AFSC) on 12-13 October 2016.


First drought tolerant and insect resistant “stacked” transgenic maize harvested in Kenya

November 4, 2016

For the first time, transgenic maize hybrids that combine insect resistance and drought tolerance have been harvested from confined field trials.