Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

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 …


Tsedeke Abate joins CIMMYT as DTMA Project Leader

May 17, 2012

A citizen of Ethiopia, Tsedeke Abate joined CIMMYT Global Maize Program on 08 May 2012, and has taken over responsibilities from Wilfred Mwangi as the project leader of the Drought Tolerant Maize for …


CIMMYT participates in EU Day exhibition in Nairobi

May 17, 2012

As part of European Union Day celebrations in Kenya, an exhibition to showcase research and development activities supported by the EU or its member states took place on 09 May 2012 at the Internation …


Africa recruits research partners to secure its food

May 15, 2012

ACIAR’s Dr. John Dixon and Dr. Daniel Rodriguez of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, with farmers from Melkassa, Ethiopia A maize – legume farm in Tanzania Government extens …


Global partnership protects Africa’s maize from parasitic plant

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 9, September 2008 Looks can deceive. Striga, a deadly parasitic plant, produces a lovely flower but sucks the life and yields out of crops across Africa and Asia. A new strain …


Maize without borders: Reforming maize seed sector policies to meet farmers’ needs in Africa

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 10, October 2008 Senior policy makers from sub-Saharan Africa have recently made recommendations for policy actions to reform operations in the maize seed sector. At stake is …


Report from the field: Wheat stem rust resistance screening at Njoro, Kenya

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 12, December 2008 A deadly new pathogen is carrying off wheat farmers’ harvests in eastern Africa, affecting the balance of trade in countries like Kenya, and threatening vast …


Maize in Kenya: The search for a successful subsidy

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 6 no. 3, April 2009 It is a common dilemma for non-profits and assistance programs: how to deliver benefits to the needy without creating dependency or disrupting markets. Addressin …


Doubled haploids speed development of drought tolerant maize for Africa

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 5, May 2008 CIMMYT is adapting an advanced technology—the doubled haploid approach—to develop inbred lines of tropical maize for sub-Saharan Africa. It promises to reduce cost …


Million-dollar vote of confidence from Mexican farmers and state officials

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 4, April 2008 Nobel Peace Laureate Norman E. Borlaug anchors the announcement of a global, Cornell-coordinated project to combat a deadly wheat disease, and a Mexican farmer o …


A model project

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 3 no. 3, March 2006   Donors and farmers agree – Project gets high marks for important work The Africa Maize Stress project (AMS), in which CIMMYT is a key partner, was termed …


Enhanced partnerships for improved productivity and livelihoods in Kenya

May 14, 2012

November, 2004 A reaffirmation of partnerships spanning the globe occurred at the 9th Annual KARI Biennial Scientific Conference and the First Kenya Agricultural Research Forum, in Nairobi. Staff from …


Fighting drought in Kenya

May 14, 2012

East Africa is struggling with the worst drought in more than half a century. In Kenya, a lack of supply has pushed food prices to dangerously high levels. In June 2010, a 90-kilogram bag of maize – t …


MELISA: Mechanization for SIMLESA

May 4, 2012

Farm mechanization has progressed little if at all in sub-Saharan Africa, due to a lack of demand, promotion of unsuitable or unreliable machines, little support infrastructure, promotion of inappropr …


Strengthening the capacity of technicians in insect mass rearing

April 26, 2012

Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) and its sister project, Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA), have embarked on an initiative to train personnel in mass rearing of insects and develop reari …


SIMLESA: Celebrating two years of achievements, defining the future

April 24, 2012

During 19-23 March 2012, over 200 researchers, policy makers, donors, seed specialists, and NGO representatives from Africa and Australia gathered in Arusha, Tanzania, for the second SIMLESA (Sustaina …


South Africa commits to building capacity

March 9, 2012

During 20-25 February 2012, 16 scientists from partners of the Sustainable Intensification of Maize- Legume Cropping Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) project and nati …


A man who builds bridges: CIMMYT bids farewell to Wilfred Mwangi

February 7, 2012

At the closing dinner of the MAIZE and WHEAT meetings on 20 January 2012, CIMMYT took the opportunity to say farewell to Wilfred Mwangi, Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) Project Leader, who wi …


Building capacity to overcome wheat rusts

October 25, 2011

For the third consecutive year, scientists from around the world met at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI-Njoro) for training on “Standardization of Stem Rust Note-taking and Evaluation …


International testing site brings hope to wheat farmers

October 25, 2011

Celebrations were in order at Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI-Njoro) on 30 September 2011, when the International Testing Site for Resistance against the wheat stem rust, Ug99, was launche …