Posts Tagged ‘Zambia’

Three major commercial maize seed exporting countries in southern Africa found free from maize lethal necrosis

Three major commercial maize-growing and seed exporting countries in southern Africa were found to be so far free from the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease.


Building Zambia’s drought-tolerant maize business

Drought tolerant maize can reduce risks for farmers and allow for more consistent crop production in the face of climate variability in southern Africa.


Drought-tolerant maize a boon to farmers in Zambia hit by El Niño

Drought-related challenges in Africa call for proactive interventions rather than reactive ones.


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.


New Publications: Land availability and smallholder development in Zambia

New publications from CIMMYT staff cover challenges in land availability in Zambia among other updates in maize and wheat.


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.


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.


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 …


CIMMYT empowers a new generation of maize breeders in Zambia

CIMMYT conducted a training course in Zambia for maize breeders teaching modern maize breeding methods.


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 …


CIMMYT-SARO steps up efforts in war against malnutrition

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


Livestock key to breaking Zambia’s poverty trap

Malende has been a focus of CIMMYT’s major research programs since 2005, where cropping systems based on the practices of conservation agriculture (CA) have been introduced.


Combatting hidden hunger is key to boosting good nutrition

Food security is of paramount importance, but what about nutritional security?


SIMLESA progressing and gearing up for Phase II

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 …