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Three major commercial maize seed exporting countries in southern Africa found free from maize lethal necrosis
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
Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector met in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 4th Annual Food Security Conference (AFSC) on 12-13 October 2016.
For the first time, transgenic maize hybrids that combine insect resistance and drought tolerance have been harvested from confined field trials.
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.
“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.
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 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 50th anniversary celebrations on 9 – 10 September, 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 …
CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program (GMP) team in Africa attended the AfPBA training program held June 2016 at the World Agroforestry Center.
State-of-art research facilities leap Africa’s Agricultural potential through modern research.
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 …
A training held from June 13 – 23, 2016 emphasized hand pollination in maize variety development and seed multiplication.
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.
Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Sustainable agricultural technologies: A sure pathway for improving African smallholder farmers’ nutrition and food security
A four-year project concludes with rich evidence that will enable policy makers to support adoption of innovative agricultural technologies by smallholder farmers in Africa Angeline Odero in her maize …
A new study reveals the need for continued development of maize varieities resistant to MLN and strengthening farmer resilience.
Modern nixtamalization technology could increase maize uses and offer Kenyans invaluable benefits.