Posts Tagged ‘Mozambique’

Building a sustainable future: A history of conservation agriculture in southern Africa

Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.


Maize seed systems in Africa: Understanding the basics

Since 2006, CIMMYT has developed 200 drought-tolerant varieties and hybrids, many of which possess desirable traits such as resistance to major diseases.


Sustainable agricultural technologies: A sure pathway for improving African smallholder farmers’ nutrition and food security

A four-year project concludes with rich evidence that will enable policy makers to support adoption of innovative agricultural technologies by smallholder farmers in Africa Angeline Odero in her maize …


SIMLESA meeting reveals many successes, gears up for phase II

SIMLESA discusses progress, achievements, and ways forward through 2018 at annual meeting.


Millions of smallholders in Africa benefit from climate resilient drought-tolerant maize

At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.


Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project aims to mitigate drought and other constraints to maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, increasing maize yields by at least one ton per hectare under mo …


Amidst intense drought, investment in scientific research is key

El Niño drought-related stress is triggering hunger and food insecurity. Investment in scientific research is key to combating such events.


Water Efficient Maize for Africa

The Water Efficient Maize for Africa partnership was launched in March 2008 to help farmers manage the risk of drought by developing and deploying maize varieties that yield 24 to 35 percent more grai …


Scientists share strategy at conference to halt migratory wheat disease

Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.


African maize farmers get support to mitigate impact of poor soils

As the global community marks World Soil Day, African smallholder farmers are contending with low yields due to low-fertility soils prevalent in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa, affecting food securi …


Green manure crop cover reduces need for mineral fertilizer in Africa

Green manures are an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to fertilizer for many farmers in southern Africa.


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

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

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 …


SIMLESA-Mozambique learns more about conservation agriculture technologies in Brazil

Three agriculturalists from the Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Cropping Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA)–Mozambique made a training visit to Brazil on 3- …


“In Mozambique, you cannot talk about food security without talking about maize”

IIAM’s site for confined field trials at Chokwe. Good news from Africa! Policy breakthroughs on transgenic research in Mozambique and Tanzania have led to approval of confined field trials (CFTs) and …


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

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 …


Mother-baby trials promote conservation agriculture in Manica, Mozambique

A testament to increased climate variability and risk for farming systems already operating on the razor’s edge, the 2014-15 cropping season will be recognized as a sad write-off by most farmers in Ce …


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

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 …


CIMMYT–SARO@30

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…

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 …