Posts Tagged ‘Rwanda’

Smallholders in Rwanda and Zambia to enhance wheat productivity through new project

A new project aims to over double wheat production in target areas of Zambia and Rwanda to help smallholders meet rising demand and cope with high import costs.


Maize Lethal Necrosis Diagnostics and Prevention of Seed Transmission

Maize is the main staple food for several million families in sub-Saharan Africa. The maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease, which appeared in the region in 2011, has caused major losses to maize crops, …


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.


Zimbabwe and CIMMYT to establish maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility

A modern quarantine facility to safely import maize breeding materials to southern Africa, and to enable local institutions to proactively breed for resistance against Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) dise …


Government of Zimbabwe and CIMMYT to establish maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility at Mazowe

A modern quarantine facility will be set up in Zimbabwe to safely import materials and proactively breed for resistance against MLN.


MLN diagnostics and management in Africa through multi-institutional synergies

Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) disease has continued to wreak havoc on maize production in East Africa since it was first reported in Kenya in 2011, and since then reported in the Democratic Republic of …


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 …


Maize lethal necrosis screening facility seeing signs of success

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 …


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

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)

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 …


Stepping up the fight against maize lethal necrosis in Eastern Africa

“I can now identify with accuracy plants affected with maize lethal necrotic disease,” stated Regina Tende, PhD student attached to CIMMYT, after attending the CIMMYT-Kenya Agricultural Research Insti …


Boosting the seed business through management training in Rwanda

One of the major factors contributing to low national average maize yield in Rwanda is small-scale farmers’ limited access to improved maize seed, as was stated by Claver Ngaboyisonga (Crop Research a …


Scientists from SIMLESA Spillover countries visit Kenya

A delegation of scientists from South Sudan, Rwanda, and Uganda —the spillover countries of the Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SI …