Posts Tagged ‘Malawi’

Field days in Malawi and Zambia promote metal silos

May 8, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT The Effective Grain Storage for Sustainable Livelihoods of African Farmers Project (EGSP) Phase-II held a series of field days in Malawi and Zambia to raise awareness and demo …


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 …


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 …


Development officer promotes SIMLESA Project

March 10, 2014

By Isaiah Nyagumbo/CIMMYT Starting a personal conservation agriculture plot and providing training via group theater are some of the tactics an extension development officer in Malawi is using to reac …


Growing more: sustainable intensification in southern Africa

March 4, 2014

By Christian Thierfelder/CIMMYT The “double-up legume system” improves food security in Malawi by increasing yield and farmers’ incomes. Photos: Christian Thierfelder Gently undulating plains and gree …


Appeal to aggressively promote metal silos and super grain bags in Malawi

February 19, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji /CIMMYT A government official in Malawi is urging extension officers and agro-dealers to promote metal silos and super grain bags to help reduce post-harvest grain losses, a serious …


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 …


From Kenya to southern Africa: Effective grain storage crosses borders

October 21, 2013

By Wandera Ojanji Delegates stand with a modified metal silo at a workshop at the Baraka Agricultural College in Molo, Nakuru County, Kenya. Photos: Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT Officials from Malawi and Zam …


NSIMA: Seeding hope for smallholder farmers through partnerships

August 21, 2013

To achieve food security, smallholder farmers in Southern Africa require access to improved seed and inputs for higher yields. “Seed is one of the key movers in agricultural development,” says John Ma …


Tracking the adoption patterns in maize and legume farming system in Ethiopia

July 19, 2013

Myths and cultural practices can block farmers’ acceptance of a new technology, particularly the principles of reduced tillage, residue retention, and cropping rotations that underlie conservation agr …


SIMLESA scientists receive agronomy training in South Africa

July 19, 2013

Fifteen young scientists from SIMLESA partner and spillover countries were recently trained by the Agricultural Research Council of South Africa (ARC-SA) on various aspects of agronomy and innovation …


Three new drought-tolerant maize hybrids released in Malawi

June 11, 2013

Three drought-tolerant maize hybrids performing well in drought-prone areas and tolerant of Malawi’s major maize diseases have been released in Malawi. The new hybrids, said a member of the Agricultur …


DTMA traveling workshop combines peer learning and evaluation

June 10, 2013

Covering 2,400 km, a multinational team toured Drought Tolerant Maize in Africa (DTMA) trial and demonstration plots in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe from 21–30 April in a traveling worksho …


Swiss Ambassador visits CIMMYT-Harare

May 22, 2013

Physiologist Jill Cairns talks about climatechange with the Swiss Ambassador. The Ambassador of Switzerland to Angola, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Luciano Lavizzari, accompanied by the Swiss Agency …


SIMLESA progressing and gearing up for Phase II

April 10, 2013

Over 200 researchers, policy makers, donors, seed companies, and NGO representatives from Africa and Australia gathered in Chimoio, Mozambique, during 17-23 March 2013 for the third SIMLESA (Sustainab …


Resource-conserving practices for smallholder farmers in Africa

March 14, 2013

“Today Embu farmers are reaping benefits associated with conservation agriculture, where SIMLESA started activities in 2010,” said Charles Wanjau, District Agricultural Officer, Embu East. “We hope th …


‘One cannot eat tobacco!’ SIMLEZA field tour in eastern Zambia

February 23, 2013

In rural areas surrounding Chipata in eastern Zambia, tobacco, cotton, and maize seem to dominate the agricultural landscape. If you look closer, you will also see smaller fields with groundnuts, cowp …


One size doesn’t fit all: training on farm household typology

February 1, 2013

Since adopting a one-size-fits-all approach in technology generation and dissemination is unlikely to bring positive results, it is necessary to understand what intervention works for whom, where, and …


Gender integration and data analysis: a better way to move forward

January 30, 2013

Gender mainstreaming in agricultural development is on the agenda of national governments and the international development community (for more information on CIMMYT and gender mainstreaming see “Inte …


Improving postharvest grain storage and loss assessment methods

December 14, 2012

In November, twelve researchers and development practitioners implementing phase two of the Effective Grain Storage for Sustainable Livelihoods of African Farmers Project (EGSP II) travelled from Mala …