Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

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.


Weeding out the losses: Striga challenges in Kenya

October 18, 2016

The Striga weed is one of the leading causes of crop loss in western Kenya, a significant dent to farmers’ livelihoods and major hindrance to food security in the area.


Blindfold test shows taste bias for nutritious orange pro-vitamin A maize

October 10, 2016

“Hidden hunger” due to micronutrient deficiency is a big issue in sub-Saharan Africa, one of the most affected regions with 30% of the population undernourished.


Maize lethal necrosis germplasm screening at Kenya site begins

October 9, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) — Activity is set to begin for the 2016B planting season at the joint Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)–CIMMYT maize lethal necrosis (MLN) artifici …


CIMMYT Participates in the Sixth African Green Revolution Forum

September 27, 2016

CIMMYT joined 1,700 delegates from around the globe who participated in the sixth African Green Revolution Forum.


CIMMYT celebrates 50 in eastern and central Africa

September 20, 2016

CIMMYT celebrates 50 in eastern and central Africa 50th anniversary celebrations on 9 – 10 September, 2016.


CIMMYT scorecard on food security in eastern and central Africa

September 8, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY Smallholder farmer prepares maize plot for planting with CIMMYT improved varieties, Embu, Kenya. Photo: CIMMYT CIMMYT 50th international anniversary celebrations WHAT: Over 150 partners …


Young African scientists gain inspiration from experienced maize researchers

September 6, 2016

CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program (GMP) team in Africa attended the AfPBA training program held June 2016 at the World Agroforestry Center.


CIMMYT and partners set the pace in maize and wheat research in Africa

July 27, 2016

State-of-art research facilities leap Africa’s Agricultural potential through modern research.


New seed storage facility in Kenya to bolster Africa’s maize research

July 6, 2016

NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) – A new maize seed storage cold room is to be inaugurated by the directors general of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) and the International M …


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

June 23, 2016

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


Maize seed systems in Africa: Understanding the basics

June 7, 2016

Since 2006, CIMMYT has developed 200 drought-tolerant varieties and hybrids, many of which possess desirable traits such as resistance to major diseases.


From A to Z: Developing nutritious maize and wheat at CIMMYT for 50 years

June 5, 2016

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.