Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Training to build maize breeding capacity in Africa

October 30, 2012

Thirty-six senior maize breeders from fifteen African countries participated in a course in Nairobi, Kenya, from 1 to 4 October 2012. The course attracted participants from national agricultural resea …


DTMA III holds annual meeting

October 26, 2012

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) Initiative held its first annual meeting of phase 3 during 24- 28 September 2012 at the Nairobi Safari Club Hotel in Kenya. The meeting was attended by 83 …


CIMMYT strengthens links with seed companies in Uganda and Kenya

October 24, 2012

Strengthening and enhancing seed systems is critical to ensure that released varieties reach the ultimate beneficiary — the farmer, and that farmers, especially smallholders, are able to access improv …


Conservation agriculture: the future of farming in western Kenya

October 8, 2012

Longer periods of drought and erratic and below-average rainfall in western Kenya have been making farming increasingly difficult over the years. In combination with declining soil fertility and deep- …


WEMA prepares for commercial release of new varieties

October 2, 2012

Twenty-nine drought-tolerant, early maturing, disease-resistant hybrids developed by the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project are getting ready to be released, a huge success for WEMA and a …


Partners meet in Ethiopia to launch Adoption Pathways

October 1, 2012

The first planning and inception meeting of the ‘Identifying socioeconomic constraints to and incentives for faster technology adoption: Pathways to sustainable intensification in Eastern and Southern …


CIMMYT student awarded best poster at the National Biosafety Conference, Kenya

September 4, 2012

Murenga Mwimali, a PhD student in plant breeding at the University of Kwazulu Natal, South Africa, currently hosted at CIMMYT-Kenya, was awarded the best student poster at the first National Biosafety …


Capacity building in gender mainstreaming for SIMLESA

August 15, 2012

The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) initiative held its third workshop on gender mainstreaming at the International Lives …


Scientists from SIMLESA Spillover countries visit Kenya

August 14, 2012

A delegation of scientists from South Sudan, Rwanda, and Uganda —the spillover countries of the Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SI …


SIMLESA farmers from western and eastern Kenya share their experiences

August 8, 2012

A delegation of 20 farmers, research technicians, and Ministry of Agriculture officials from western Kenya visited their counterparts in eastern Kenya during 12-13 June 2012 to learn and share their e …


Visiting CIMMYT-Kenya to improve competency in breeding insect-resistant maize

August 1, 2012

During 1-8 July 2012, scientists from Malawi, Mozambique, and Tanzania visited CIMMYT-Kenya to get hands-on experience in developing insect-resistant maize using conventional approaches. Among the vis …


Training scientists in maize information management

July 31, 2012

During 19-21 June 2012, researchers, technicians, and students from the Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA), Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA), Improved Maize for African Soil (IMAS), and D …


Discussing the importance of seed systems

July 25, 2012

As we endeavour to reach more farmers with improved varieties, seed systems are becoming increasingly important for CIMMYT in Africa, and a number of projects are generating germplasm to meet the vari …


Grain storage technologies to reduce post-harvest losses

July 16, 2012

A Launch and Inception Planning Workshop for the Effective Grain Storage for Sustainable Livelihoods of African Farmers (EGSP) Phase-II Project was held in Lusaka, Zambia, during 28-29 June 2012. Buil …


DTMA participates in One Acre Fund field day in Kenya

July 10, 2012

On 12 June 2012, the Drought Tolerant Maize in Africa (DTMA) project leader, Tsedeke Abate, led a group from CIMMYT in a farmer field day organized by the non-governmental organization “One Acre Fund” …


DTMA takes a closer look at gender issues

July 2, 2012

Last week, the Drought Tolerant Maize in Africa (DTMA) Project hosted gender consultant Diana Pritchard in Ethiopia and Kenya. In Ethiopia, Diana met with CIMMYT project staff. In Kenya, she attended …


CIMMYT participates in Rio+20 media briefing in Nairobi

June 26, 2012

In the context of current Rio+20 discussions and events, CIMMYT staff played key roles in an 08 June 2012 media briefing co-organized by ICRAF-World Agroforestry Center, International Crops Research I …


Wheat improvement trainees successfully conclude course

June 19, 2012

After spending 2 months and a half in Obregon and two weeks in Batan, participants in the 2012 Wheat Improvement Course celebrated their graduation at CIMMYT’s El Batán headquarters last Thursday 31. …


Honing skills in scientific writing for publishing

May 29, 2012

Have you ever wondered why the papers you have written on a piece of innovative research are rejected by your target peer-reviewed journals, or why your colleagues in similar projects are publishing w …


CIMMYT team wins CCAFS recognition

May 25, 2012

On 29 April, CIMMYT had a double reason to celebrate, picking up the award for “Best gender paper” and “Best science paper” (along with Bioversity), at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Ag …