Posts Tagged ‘Zimbabwe’
Bigger and healthier maize is helping counter the effects of severe drought caused by the warming effects of an El Nino weather system.
Smallholder livestock farmers in Zimbabwe are rapidly increasing profits thanks to a pivot to new sustainable agriculture initiatives.
Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.
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.
Several African nation ambassadors to Zimbabwe pledged to step up support for improved agriculture technologies.
A new study predicts that climate change will have a large, secondary impacts on agricultural societies in sub-Saharan Africa.
Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
SIMLESA discusses progress, achievements, and ways forward through 2018 at annual meeting.
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’s Southern Africa regional office celebrated 50 years of agriculture research for development in Harare, Zimbabwe.
At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.
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 …
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 …
El Niño drought-related stress is triggering hunger and food insecurity. Investment in scientific research is key to combating such events.
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 …
Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.
CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office celebrates three decades of developing new maize varieties for farmers across the region.
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 …
Cheesman in a direct-seeded maize-soybean rotation in Chavakadzi village, Shamva District, Zimbabwe. Photo: Christian Thierfelder A new study led by ETH Zürich graduate Stephanie Cheesman, along with …
CIMMYT and its partners are working to increase the productivity of maize-based farming systems to ensure food security and increase incomes.