Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Keeping virulent wheat diseases in check amid pressures of climate change

April 1, 2016

Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat is a new project that aims to mitigate climate change threats to wheat and develop disease-resistant and heat-tolerant varieties, writes Cornell’s Ronnie Coffman.


Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat

March 28, 2016

Climate-change-induced heat stress and disease pathogens migrating across borders threaten the world’s wheat supply and food security in Africa and the Middle East. Building on the Durable Rust Resist …


Educational video helps Kenya farmers learn benefits of drought-tolerant maize

March 23, 2016

A new video aimed at raising awareness among farmers about high-yielding, drought-tolerant maize varieties is set for distribution in eastern Kenya.


New project helps African farmers address multiple stresses in maize farming

March 21, 2016

Photo: Peter Lowe/CIMMYT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arusha, Tanzania, March 22 (CIMMYT) – The International Maize and Wheat Improvement center (CIMMYT) and its partners have unveiled a new project – Stress …


At 50-year mark, CIMMYT scientists strive for gender equity

March 8, 2016

Efforts to meet agricultural needs of women farmers to bolster global food security took shape in CIMMYT’s early days.


A granny’s boundless resilience and strength, a pillar for women maize farmers

March 7, 2016

Women play a major role in African agriculture. Purity Wanjiku, of Kenya, is a pillar for women in her village who depend on her land to grow food for their families.


Kenya gives conditional approval to grow genetically-transformed maize

March 2, 2016

KALRO will conduct National Performance Trials in Kenya using genetically-transformed, insect resistant maize beginning on Feb. 9.


Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa

February 22, 2016

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project aims to mitigate drought and other constraints to maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, increasing maize yields by at least one ton per hectare under mo …


Maize Lethal Necrosis Diagnostics and Prevention of Seed Transmission

February 19, 2016

Maize is the main staple food for several million families in sub-Saharan Africa. The maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease, which appeared in the region in 2011, has caused major losses to maize crops, …


Water Efficient Maize for Africa

February 18, 2016

The Water Efficient Maize for Africa partnership was launched in March 2008 to help farmers manage the risk of drought by developing and deploying maize varieties that yield 24 to 35 percent more grai …


Farm Mechanization and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification

February 17, 2016

Agricultural intensification is both a need and an opportunity for countries in sub-Sahara Africa. For intensification to occur sustainably — with minimum negative environmental and social consequenc …


Maize lethal necrosis field day demonstrates promising maize germplasm

February 10, 2016

KALRO and CIMMYT invited public and private sector partners in eastern Africa to a MLN field day at the screening facility at KALRO-Naivasha.


Scientists share strategy at conference to halt migratory wheat disease

February 8, 2016

Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.


Wheat rust pathologist Maricelis Acevedo to speak in Washington on E. Africa nurseries

February 4, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Maricelis Acevedo, assistant professor and wheat rust pathologist at North Dakota State University (NDSU), to speak at “Pathogens Without Borders” session, leading a discussion ti …


CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh in Washington, D.C. to receive AAAS honor

January 20, 2016

CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist Ravi Singh. CIMMYT/Alfonso Cortes MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Distinguished Scientist and Head of Bread Wheat Improvement at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Cente …


Climate change’s surprising opportunity for East African maize farmers

January 8, 2016

With the right varieties, future maize yields in East Africa’s highlands could soar as temperatures increase.


CIMMYT team wins CCAFS recognition

December 22, 2015

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 …


Cross-regional efforts produce a toolbar for direct seeding of maize

December 18, 2015

Cheap, light, versatile… and locally manufactured Direct seeding of maize using a two-wheel tractor has been made possible over the past decade or so by manufacturing companies in China, India, and Br …


Gender bias may limit uptake of climate-smart farm practices, study shows

December 8, 2015

Farmer education programs that fail to address traditional gender roles may sideline women, limiting use of conservation agriculture techniques, reducing their ability to fight climate change.


Kenyan delegation visits CIMMYT for collaboration on nixtamalization

November 6, 2015

Sicily Kariuki presses a perfect tortilla. Photo: Sam Storr/CIMMYT On Thursday, 5 November, a delegation of Kenyan scientists and government officials visited CIMMYT, concluding a fact-finding mission …