Posts Tagged ‘Zimbabwe’

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.


Target for 10 million more climate-smart farmers in southern Africa amid rising cost of El Niño

Research centers, development agencies and governments must work together to respond to climate predictions before food crises develop, say two CIMMYT scientists.


Drought and heat tolerant maize tackles climate change in southern Africa

CIMMYT’s drought-tolerant varieties have been delivered to three million farmers across Africa.


Promoting drought tolerant maize seed in southern Africa

CIMMYT held seed fairs in Zimbabwe to promote the sharing of information and knowledge about new seed options for farmers.


Growing more with less: Improving productivity, resilience and sustainability in Africa

Sustainable intensification is helping farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa become more productive, while adapting to and mitigating climate change.


Biofortification to fight “hidden hunger” in Zimbabwe

The goal of completely eradicating vitamin A deficiency – mainly in Africa and Southeast Asia – remains a big challenge.


New high-yielding maize aids smallholder farmers, helps hungry in drought-hit Africa

Bigger and healthier maize is helping counter the effects of severe drought caused by the warming effects of an El Nino weather system.


Are cows the next development boom for smallholder farmers?

Smallholder livestock farmers in Zimbabwe are rapidly increasing profits thanks to a pivot to new sustainable agriculture initiatives.


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.


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.


New Publications: Climate change’s impact on agriculture expected to have multi-sector effects

A new study predicts that climate change will have a large, secondary impacts on agricultural societies in sub-Saharan Africa.


Harnessing maize biodiversity for food security, improved livelihoods in Africa

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


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 …


CIMMYT kicks off 50th anniversary celebrations in southern Africa

CIMMYT’s Southern Africa regional office celebrated 50 years of agriculture research for development in Harare, Zimbabwe.


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 …


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.