Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’

Maize-free window to curb spread of disease in Kenya

May 9, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT Buoyed by the success of a campaign to curb the spread of maize lethal necrosis (MLN), the farming community around the Kiboko Crops Research Station in Makueni County, Kenya, …


CIMMYT featured on ‘Shamba Shape Up’

April 30, 2014

By Katharine MacMahon/ Media Manager, Shamba Shape Up As the new season of Shamba Shape Up, Kenya’s hit TV series, gets under way, CIMMYT and the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) have …


Breeders trained on molecular markers data analysis in Tanzania

April 22, 2014

By Kassa Semagn/CIMMYT   A training course held in Tanzania provided maize breeders with hands-on experience in using molecular markers for quality control analysis (genetic identity, genetic pur …


Partners recognize achievements in insect-resistant maize delivery

April 21, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project received praise for significant progress on field and post-harvest insect pest research at its conclusion last month. “Sev …


WEMA releases record number of maize varieties in Africa

March 14, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT The Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project is on-track to produce and distribute at least 25 drought-tolerant maize hybrids for farmers in Kenya, Mozambique, South Af …


Seed systems team strategizes and plans for Africa

March 10, 2014

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT   The CIMMYT-Africa seed systems team met in Nairobi, Kenya, on 7 February to take stock of progress in 2013, identify challenges and brainstorm on turning those challe …


Behind the science: wheat researcher in Kenya screens against devastating disease

March 6, 2014

By Ma Concepción Castro /CIMMYT CIMMYT’s sole Kenya-based wheat researcher, Sridhar Bhavani, works in the heart of the center’s efforts to develop wheat resistant to stem rust in Sub-Saharan Africa. C …


CIMMYT partners to combat parasite

February 13, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT A partnership launched on 3 February by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation and led by the African Agricultural Techno …


Nutrient management tool wins award

February 12, 2014

By Sam Storr/CIMMYT A tool developed by CIMMYT and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) offering site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) advice to help farmers achieve higher yields mor …


CIMMYT contributes to capacity building for Kenyan seed companies

February 5, 2014

By Mosisa Worku Regasa/CIMMYT CIMMYT made strides in Kenya this month in training seed company teams who ensure that CIMMYT’s improved germplasm reaches farmers. CIMMYT’s seed systems team contributed …


Beachell-Borlaug scholars join CIMMYT

January 16, 2014

By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT Monsanto and CIMMYT are harvesting the passion of young wheat researchers through a fellowship that provides them with academic and field support. CIMMYT is working with three sc …


SIMLESA-supported innovation platforms inspire Kenya’s farmers

November 29, 2013

By Michael Arunga/CIMMYT Farmers in Siaya and Bungoma counties of western Kenya, a region with low agricultural productivity, are embracing good agricultural practices and increasing their harvests th …


CIMMYT leads fight against lethal maize disease in eastern Africa

November 29, 2013

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT CIMMYT is leading collaborative research efforts to control the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease that is devastating crops in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. F …


Silo project celebrates successful first year, calls for policy reforms

November 8, 2013

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT Photos: Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT The wide adoption of metal silos for grain storage by smallholder farmers in eastern and southern Africa requires the identification of policy ga …


Working group to enhance seed delivery to African farmers formed

November 6, 2013

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT DTMA project leader Tsedeke Abate takes notes as AGRA-PASS director Joseph DeVries’ makes his presentation. Photo: Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT The Drought Tolerant Maize for Afr …


Kenya: Seed companies see maize hybrids

November 1, 2013

By Michael Arunga/CIMMYT Informative presentations, lively discussions and a research station field trip were highlights of a Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) course on maize seed production an …


Female-friendly seeder to boost conservation agriculture in Africa

October 31, 2013

By Frédéric Baudron/CIMMYT Photo: Frédéric Baudron/CIMMYT A lightweight seeder designed for conservation agriculture could help households headed by women in eastern and southern Africa to adopt the t …


Snapshot: CIMMYT works with the World Agroforestry Centre

October 24, 2013

Photo: Sherry Odeyo/ICRAF CIMMYT Director General Thomas Lumpkin displays an agreement between CIMMYT and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) regarding office space at its headquarters in Nairobi. L …


CIMMYT leadership pays Kenyan Deputy President a courtesy call

October 23, 2013

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT Photo: Dominic Odhiambo, Kenya Deputy President’s office. Members of the executive committee of CIMMYT’s Board of Trustees and Management Committee, along with the director …


Goodbye and good luck to Bekele Shiferaw

October 23, 2013

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT CIMMYT bid farewell to Bekele Shiferaw, former director and principal scientist of the Socioeconomics Program, at a luncheon hosted in his honor in Nairobi on 1 October. Sta …