Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Impacts assessment seminar in Nairobi

February 8, 2008

On 28 January, Roberto La Rovere, CIMMYT Impact Specialist, launched two new tools recently developed by CIMMYT’s ITAU “Operational guidelines for assessing impacts of agricultural research on livelih …


Capacity building for stronger national breeding programs: visiting scientists end their tour of duty at CIMMYT Kenya

December 14, 2007

As part of its capacity building initiatives, CIMMYT conducts periodic in-country training for visiting senior scientists drawn from national research systems. Three such scientists – Luka Atwok, Kaka …


CIMMYT Kenya says kwaheri (goodbye) to 2007!

December 14, 2007

CIMMYT Kenya held its joint Christmas and end of year lunch on 7 December. There was a convivial mood all round as the event provided a wonderful opportunity for all the team (including visiting consu …


Reaching maize farmers with improved varieties better through the value chain approach

December 7, 2007

Jonathan Hellin, poverty specialist in the Impacts Targeting and Assessment Unit, was in Kenya over the past two weeks catching up with CIMMYT-Kenya colleagues and meeting senior economists and studen …


Communicating agricultural biotechnology—back to basics

November 23, 2007

This Wednesday, CIMMYT was represented at a Monsanto-sponsored informal media exchange dinner at Nairobi’s Norfolk Hotel for Kenyan and visiting South African journalists. The participants shared thei …


Updating Kenyan stakeholders on progress

November 9, 2007

This past Thursday, CIMMYT’s Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project organized a well-attended meeting to update its stakeholders, project participants, and journalists on the past year’s pro …


Getting our message to journalists

September 21, 2007

Maize breeder, Dan Makumbi and writer-editor, Anne Wangalachi of CIMMYT in Nairobi, attended a workshop organized by the Reuters Foundation and CGIAR Media Unit on “Reporting Climate Change in Africa” …


New drought screening site takes shape

September 14, 2007

A new drought screening site at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) station in Kiboko, Kenya, is nearly ready for its first planting. Kiboko is located about 140 km south east of Nairobi …


Fieldbook and MaizeFinder training

August 31, 2007

Twenty-five maize scientists and information management specialists gathered in Nairobi this week for a special workshop on the CIMMYT Fieldbook and MaizeFinder software. In addition to CIMMYT global …


Marooned at Mt. Meru: Kenya’s floods trap CIMMYT team

December 8, 2006

Last Wednesday, Kenya-based maize breeder Alpha Diallo and driver Haron Mwangi had a harrowing experience on the slopes of Mt. Meru in Tanzania, where they were marooned for nearly 6 hours. “We were o …


Outcomes of Nairobi MC and Board meetings

October 13, 2006

The management committee (MC) met in Nairobi, 28-29 September, prior to the Board of Trustees meeting, and had an excellent discussion on research planning, resource allocation, and budgeting processe …


Board of Trustees to meet in Nairobi

September 29, 2006

The CIMMYT Board of Trustees will hold its second full meeting of the year in Nairobi from 2-6 October. In addition to regular business, the Board will spend a day visiting CIMMYT and KARI work in the …


World Bank parliamentarians connect with the CGIAR in Nairobi

September 22, 2006

Parliamentarians from World Bank member countries spent the first two of a four-day mission to Kenya visiting and interacting with CGIAR scientists, partners, and stakeholders. The dozen members of th …


Message from Masa: Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia

July 7, 2006

Masa Iwanaga, CIMMYT Director General, visits Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia.


CGIAR Marketing Group meets in Nairobi

June 30, 2006

Members of the CGIAR Marketing Group held their annual meeting on the ILRI campus in Nairobi last week. Each CG center can send two representatives, usually one from the fundraising side and the other …


CIMMYT active in Njoro, Kenya

May 12, 2006

Technical staff of the Njoro Agricultural Research station of KARI in Kenya have completed planting a large stem rust screening trial. Ten thousand different wheat samples from more than 30 countries …