Posts Tagged ‘Zimbabwe’

Drought-tolerant maize to the rescue as hunger threatens 1.5 million in Zimbabwe

October 21, 2015

CIMMYT and its partners are working to increase the productivity of maize-based farming systems to ensure food security and increase incomes.

SADC ambassadors hear how CIMMYT-SARO is helping to achieve regional food security

October 13, 2015

CIMMYT seed system specialist presents achievements in southern Africa food security to regional ambassadors in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Green manure crop cover reduces need for mineral fertilizer in Africa

October 5, 2015

Green manures are an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to fertilizer for many farmers in southern Africa.

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

August 18, 2015

A modern quarantine facility will be established this year to safely import maize breeding materials and proactively breed for MLN resistance and tolerance.

Zimbabwe and CIMMYT to establish maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility

August 12, 2015

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

August 11, 2015

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

CIMMYT-SARO steps up efforts in war against malnutrition

August 3, 2015

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

The Skywalker Project: soaring to new heights

June 24, 2015

Though its name implies science fiction, Skywalker’s results have been incredibly real. A small, unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with remote sensing devices, Skywalker flies over maize fields collect …

Conservation agriculture in Africa: where does it fit?

June 9, 2015

The controversial debate among researchers about the suitability of conservation agriculture for smallholder farmers in Africa continues while millions face food insecurity and degrading resources.

Maize lethal necrosis: a serious threat to food security in eastern Africa and beyond

May 7, 2015

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 …

CIMMYT appoints a new regional representative for Africa

April 24, 2015

Stephen Mugo CIMMYT has appointed Stephen Mugo as the new CIMMYT–Africa Regional Representative (CRR) and the CIMMYT–Kenya Country Representative (CCR). He takes over these two roles from the late Wil …

Inspired and inspiring lady, Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, leaving CIMMYT Board

April 16, 2015

Photo credit: CIMMYT Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is one of Africa’s leading advocates for food and nutrition security. As chief executive officer and head of mission of the Africa-wide Food, Agricultur …

Canadian foodgrains bank highlights CIMMYT’s Christian Thierfelder’s work in conservation agriculture

April 13, 2015

Christian Thierfelder, CIMMYT senior agronomist stationed at Harare, Zimbabwe, was recently profiled by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank for his work promoting conservation agriculture techniques for smal …


April 8, 2015

Targeting increasing farm-level food security and productivity to mitigate the effects of climate risk and change: Through the SIMLESA Project, smallholder farmers practice sustainable intensification …

Presidential award in recognition of critical breakthrough in maize breeding in Zimbabwe

March 4, 2015

The Zimbabwe Maize Breeding Programme was honored on 13 February 2015, as the 2014/2015 Presidential Award winners in agricultural research during a ceremony attended by more than 1,500 people at the …

Safeguarding seeds against agricultural risks

January 13, 2015

Jill Cairns Photo credit: FarmD A webinar on Strengthening and Enhancing Seed Systems to Better Manage Agricultural Risk, was presented by Dr Jill Cairns (pictured), Crop Physiologist at the Internati …

Improved maize to boost yields in nitrogen-starved African soils

December 11, 2014

Sub-Saharan African farmers typically apply less than 20 kilograms of fertilizer per hectare of cropland — far less than their peers in any other region of the world. In 2014, partners in the Improved …

CIMMYT prepares to launch second phase of SIMLESA in Kenya and Tanzania

October 30, 2014

Representatives from the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Queensland Alliance for Agricultural and Food Innovation (QAAFI), the International Center for Tropical Agri …

Scale-appropriate mechanization: the intercontinental connection

October 26, 2014

CIMMYT aims to improve the livelihoods of poor farmers in the developing world by providing practical solutions for more efficient and sustainable farming. Among the options to improve efficiency, sca …

CIMMYT hosts field days in Kenya showcasing fertilizer-friendly maize

August 29, 2014

By Florence Sipalla Some of the CIMMYT partners who participated in a field day showcase fertilizer friendly maize in Kiboko, Kenya.Photo: Biswanath Das/CIMMYT Many smallholder farmers in Africa can o …