Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Improved maize to boost yields in nitrogen-starved African soils

December 11, 2014

Sub-Saharan African farmers typically apply less than 20 kilograms of fertilizer per hectare of cropland — far less than their peers in any other region of the world. In 2014, partners in the Improved …


CIMMYT prepares to launch second phase of SIMLESA in Kenya and Tanzania

October 30, 2014

Representatives from the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation (QAAFI), the International Center for Tropical Agri …


More maize seed outlets needed in remote areas to reach women farmers says new CIMMYT socio-economics study

October 6, 2014

Preliminary results from a CIMMYT-led pilot study in 10 seed markets across eastern Kenya show that there is a significant difference in the way that men and women engage with improved maize seed mark …


Kenyan government officials visit MLN screening facility

September 3, 2014

Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease, which can cause up to 100 percent yield loss on farmers’ fields, is threatening this source of food and livelihoods for many in the country. Because of this, 40 co …


CIMMYT hosts field days in Kenya showcasing fertilizer-friendly maize

August 29, 2014

By Florence Sipalla Some of the CIMMYT partners who participated in a field day showcase fertilizer friendly maize in Kiboko, Kenya.Photo: Biswanath Das/CIMMYT Many smallholder farmers in Africa can o …


CIMMYT, Limagrain and Seed Co Limited teams discuss partnership for tackling maize lethal necrosis

August 21, 2014

Research managers and scientists from CIMMYT, Limagrain and Seed Co Limited held a discussion at CIMMYT-Nairobi on 4 July to forge a partnership to effectively tackle the maize lethal necrosis (MLN) d …


Partnership on maize lethal necrosis in Africa makes significant progress

August 19, 2014

Partners of the Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) project in Africa, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA), came together to review and dis …


Beachell-Borlaug scholar dreams of giving back to developing countries

August 18, 2014

By Jennifer Johnson/CIMMYT Silvano Ocheya is no stranger to the challenges developing countries face in improving agricultural production. A native of Kenya, Ocheya’s interest in agricultural science …


CIMMYT-CCAFS explores innovative ways of researching gender and climate change in farming households

August 7, 2014

By Florence Sipalla /CIMMYT CIMMYT scientists working on the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) are exploring novel ways to conduct research on gender and …


IMAS technical staff undergo training to manage risks during confined field trials

July 29, 2014

Participants mark the field during the practical segment of the training session. Picture: Titus Kosgei/CIMMYT By Florence Sipalla Ten members of the technical staff from the Improved Maize for Africa …


IMAS technical staff undergo training to manage risks during confined field trials

July 25, 2014

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT Ten members of the technical staff from the Improved Maize for African Soils (IMAS) project joined their counterparts from the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) projec …


CIMMYT Maize Program scientists assist African plant breeding academy training program in Kenya

July 17, 2014

By B.M. Prasanna and Rita Mumm/CIMMYT The first group to take part in the African Plant Breeding Academy training program included 24 scientists from 11 countries in Africa. The African Plant Breeding …


Hidden factors contribute to food insecurity in female-headed households

July 1, 2014

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT Results of a survey conducted by the Adoption Pathways (AP) project indicate that even when male-headed and female-headed households have the same resources, the latter are …


Integrating gender in post-harvest management

June 4, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT The Effective Grain Storage for Sustainable Livelihoods of African Farmers Project (EGSP) Phase II is conducting a study to help understand gender dynamics in maize post-harve …


Maize lethal necrosis screening facility seeing signs of success

June 3, 2014

CIMMYT pathologist George Mahuku and MLN technician Janet Kimunye examine tassels for pollen production on an infected plant. MLN causes a symptom called ‘tassel blast’ where the tassels of infected p …


Adoption Pathways project strengthens partnership with Kenya’s Egerton University

May 30, 2014

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT CIMMYT and Kenya’s Egerton University have agreed to strengthen their research collaboration, policy formulation and data sharing and to engage more graduate students in dat …


Update: CIMMYT maize inbred lines and pre-commercial hybrids with potential resistance to maize lethal necrosis (MLN)

May 22, 2014

By B.M. Prasanna/CIMMYT Since 2011 MLN has become a disease of serious concern in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and possibly Rwanda. CIMMYT has been working in close collaboration with the Kenya Agricultura …


Update: CIMMYT maize inbred lines and pre-commercial hybrids with potential resistance to maize lethal necrosis (MLN)

May 13, 2014

Since 2011 MLN has become a disease of serious concern in the east African countries of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and possibly Rwanda. CIMMYT has been working in close collaboration with the Kenya Agric …


Researchers learn use of equipment for improved phenotyping

May 10, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT Andrew Chavangi demonstrates the use of a seed counter. Amini Mataka, a research officer for CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office in Zimbabwe, was one of many Water Effici …


Supporting sustainable intensification by tracking farmers’ adoption patterns

May 9, 2014

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT Identifying the socioeconomic constraints farmers face in adopting a technology is central to ensuring they adopt it sustainably. This is the work that the Pathways to Susta …