Posts Tagged ‘Tanzania’

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.


From A to Z: Developing nutritious maize and wheat at CIMMYT for 50 years

Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.


African ambassadors to Zimbabwe support improved agriculture technologies

Several African nation ambassadors to Zimbabwe pledged to step up support for improved agriculture technologies.


Harnessing maize biodiversity for food security, improved livelihoods in Africa

Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.


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 …


How improved maize gives options to farmers

Improved seeds resilient to drought, disease and other stresses allow farming families to invest more in their livelihoods and children’s futures.


Tanzania seed company increases demand for drought-tolerant maize

Locally adapted marketing initiatives are successfully converting farmers to the high-performing, drought-tolerant maize variety Lubango in Tanzania.


SIMLESA meeting reveals many successes, gears up for phase II

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


Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa

The Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) project aims to diminish devastating constraints in maize production that occur simultaneously across many regions in sub-Saharan Africa. The project develo …


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.


New project helps African farmers address multiple stresses in maize farming

Photo: Peter Lowe/CIMMYT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Arusha, Tanzania, March 22 (CIMMYT) – The International Maize and Wheat Improvement center (CIMMYT) and its partners have unveiled a new project – Stress …


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 …


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, …


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 …


Farm Mechanization and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification

Agricultural intensification is both a need and an opportunity for countries in sub-Sahara Africa. For intensification to occur sustainably — with minimum negative environmental and social consequenc …


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.


Climate change’s surprising opportunity for East African maize farmers

With the right varieties, future maize yields in East Africa’s highlands could soar as temperatures increase.


Cross-regional efforts produce a toolbar for direct seeding of maize

Cheap, light, versatile… and locally manufactured Direct seeding of maize using a two-wheel tractor has been made possible over the past decade or so by manufacturing companies in China, India, and Br …


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 …