Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

CIMMYT advances in fight against MLN

July 13, 2015

Scientists have made progress in identifying maize varieties that could combat maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease, reported SciDev.Net Sub-Saharan Africa last month in the article “Experts on track t …


Maize lethal necrosis poses serious threat to East Africa’s seed sector

June 24, 2015

The International Conference on MLN Diagnostics and Management in Africa, held on 12-14 May 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya, is the second meeting CIMMYT has organized this year on maize lethal necrosis (MLN), …


CIMMYT receives “Excellence Through Stewardship” certification

June 8, 2015

CIMMYT has been awarded an Excellence Through Stewardship (ETS) certificate of achievement for successfully completing the ETS audit requirements for its operations in Mexico and Kenya. ETS is a globa …


Sin in the seed: meeting of the minds to combat maize lethal necrosis

June 2, 2015

“We are all gravely concerned about the rapid spread of maize lethal necrosis [MLN], not just due to the wide prevalence of insect vectors that can transmit the MLN-causing viruses, but also due to pr …


SUPER WOMAN: Jeanie Borlaug Laube unites global wheat community

May 29, 2015

International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers to submit stories about women they admire for their selfle …


SUPER WOMAN: Jane Ininda “priceless gem” to maize development in Africa

May 29, 2015

RELEASE OF 26 COMMERCIAL MAIZE VARIETIES DURING CAREER International Women’s Day on March 8, offers an opportunity to recognize the achievements of women worldwide. This year, CIMMYT asked readers to …


MLN diagnostics and management in Africa through multi-institutional synergies

May 9, 2015

Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) disease has continued to wreak havoc on maize production in East Africa since it was first reported in Kenya in 2011, and since then reported in the Democratic Republic of …


Maize lethal necrosis: a serious threat to food security in eastern Africa and beyond

May 7, 2015

Participants are shown how to inspect maize fields for MLN symptoms and how to collect samples for laboratory analysis. Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) has rapidly emerged as one of the deadliest maize di …


CIMMYT appoints a new regional representative for Africa

April 24, 2015

Stephen Mugo CIMMYT has appointed Stephen Mugo as the new CIMMYT–Africa Regional Representative (CRR) and the CIMMYT–Kenya Country Representative (CCR). He takes over these two roles from the late Wil …


Poor soils a huge limitation for Africa’s food security

April 19, 2015

Today, Berlin, Germany, hosts soil scientists from across the world who have converged for the Global Soil Week (GSW) to find solutions for sustainable land governance and soil management. Farmers and …


Global Soil Week

April 16, 2015

For the much-needed focus they bring on a burning issue, CIMMYT’s Improved Maize for African Soils (IMAS) Project celebrates the Global Soil Week and the International Year of Soils. Africa’s maize fa …


Screening for maize lethal necrosis (MLN) – May 2015

April 14, 2015

CIMMYT wishes to announce that the start of the planting season for the 2015A planting season at the KALRO–CIMMYT maize lethal necrosis (MLN) artificial inoculation screening site at Naivasha, Kenya. …


KALRO and CIMMYT: a longstanding mutually beneficial partnership

April 13, 2015

This week, CIMMYT had the honor of hosting Dr. Eliud Kireger, the Acting Director General of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO). His visit included travel to the experi …


USAID Approves USD 17.8 Million Grant for a New Project to Support Seed Scaling in Eastern and Southern Africa

April 10, 2015

CIMMYT has received a grant of USD 17.8 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to implement a new project dubbed Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Seed Scaling (DT …


KALRO and CIMMYT: cementing a longstanding relationship

March 26, 2015

All this week, CIMMYT headquarters in Texcoco, Mexico, has the honor of hosting Dr. Eliud Kireger, the Acting Director General of the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO). To …


Conservation agriculture viable, say Ethiopian farmers, as curtain comes down on CASFESA pilot project

March 4, 2015

“Only those of us bold enough to try conservation agriculture technologies like zero tillage and intercropping benefited a lot, while all others were left behind.” – Hunegnaw Wubie, farmer, South Ache …


Maize and wheat “super” Women’s Day campaign highlights diversity

March 2, 2015

A social media campaign initiated to celebrate the achievements of women has led to more than a dozen published blog story contributions about women in the maize and wheat sectors.


Kenya farmers deploy range of tactics to fight wheat stem rust

February 10, 2015

Farmers in Kenya are fighting a new strain of Ug99 wheat stem rust disease, which chokes nutrients in the stalk and stops wheat kernels from forming, putting incomes and food security at risk.


Wheat farmers in Kenya battle new race of stem rust disease

January 30, 2015

A sister strain of highly virulent Ug99 stem rust disease is devastating wheat crops in Kenya, putting smallholder farmer livelihoods at risk.


Honoring the life and legacy of Wilfred Mwangi, CIMMYT Agricultural Economist

December 15, 2014

The CIMMYT community celebrates the illustrious life and mourns the passing on 11 December of Wilfred M. Mwangi, distinguished Kenyan scholar, statesman and researcher who dedicated his career to impr …