Posts Tagged ‘Malawi’

Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa

September 14, 2015

The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in East Asia (SIMLESA) program is a collaboration between the national agricultural systems of Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozamb …


Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Seed Scaling

September 14, 2015

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Seed Scaling (DTMASS) project was officially launched in November, 2014, and started its activities in March 2015, with the aim to meet demand and improve access …


CIMMYT-SARO steps up efforts in war against malnutrition

August 3, 2015

CIMMYT is stepping up efforts to combat malnutrition through agricultural research and the release of orange maize varieties.


Strengthening seed production capacity in Malawi

July 6, 2015

CIMMYT designed and gave an integrated maize seed systems training course for 32 seed technicians from the public and private sectors on 18-22 May at Chitedze Agricultural Research Station. The course …


Conservation agriculture in Africa: where does it fit?

June 9, 2015

The controversial debate among researchers about the suitability of conservation agriculture for smallholder farmers in Africa continues while millions face food insecurity and degrading resources.


Seeds for needs in Malawi

May 22, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Malawi launched five projects on food security, fisheries and environment.


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 …


Green manures help Zambian and Malawian farmers feed crops and livestock

April 13, 2015

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has tasked CIMMYT with a new project to introduce green manure cover crops to smallholder farmers in eastern Zambia and central and so …


SIMLESA’s seamlessly integrated solution for a perennial problem

April 13, 2015

Southern Africa smallholder farmers can attain food security and more income through sustainable intensification of maize-based farming systems. This was revealed during recent field learning tours in …


Malawi Principal Secretary praises CIMMYT contributions to climate change adaptation

April 13, 2015

Malawi’s Principal Secretary for Agriculture, Erica Maganga, led a delegation of Government Principle Secretaries and seed company representatives to Mpilisi and Ulongue in Balaka District on 11 March …


CIMMYT–SARO@30

April 8, 2015

Targeting increasing farm-level food security and productivity to mitigate the effects of climate risk and change: Through the SIMLESA Project, smallholder farmers practice sustainable intensification …


SIMLESA’s seamlessly integrated solution to a perennial problem, but…

March 25, 2015

A maize–legume rotation exploratory trial in Tete Province, Mozambique. And what solution is this? That Southern Africa smallholder farmers can attain food security and more income through sustainable …


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 …


Extension bulletins raise awareness of conservation agriculture in Malawi

February 23, 2015

CIMMYT, Washington State University and Total Land Care (TLC) recently published a series of extension bulletins to spread awareness of the potential benefits of conservation agriculture (CA) techniqu …


DTMA launches new project to improve seed scaling in Eastern Africa

February 23, 2015

Born out of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) Initiative and other CIMMYT-Africa maize projects, the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Seed Scaling (DTMASS) project will improve the demand …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …