Smallholder farmers in South Africa can now access and grow new maize varieties with transgenic resistance to stem borers, the most damaging insect pest of maize.
Despite its large-scale impact across Africa, smallholder farming largely remains a low technology, subsistence activity.
Smallholder farmers in eastern and southern Africa are facing a new threat as a plague of intrepid fall armyworms creeps across the region, so far damaging an estimated 287,000 hectares of maize.
Sam Olum started commercial maize farming three years ago in Lira District, situated approximately 340 km north of Uganda’s capital, Kampala.
Improved maize varieties offer new economic opportunity to families in Kenya.
Three major commercial maize seed exporting countries in southern Africa found free from maize lethal necrosisNovember 25, 2016
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.
Combating spread of MLN in Africa poses unique but surmountable challenges, seed health specialist saysNovember 14, 2016
Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
For the first time, transgenic maize hybrids that combine insect resistance and drought tolerance have been harvested from confined field trials.
“Hidden hunger” due to micronutrient deficiency is a big issue in sub-Saharan Africa, one of the most affected regions with 30% of the population undernourished.
CIMMYT joined 1,700 delegates from around the globe who participated in the sixth African Green Revolution Forum.
CIMMYT celebrates 50 in eastern and central Africa 50th anniversary celebrations on 9 – 10 September, 2016.
CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program (GMP) team in Africa attended the AfPBA training program held June 2016 at the World Agroforestry Center.
State-of-art research facilities leap Africa’s Agricultural potential through modern research.
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.
Increasing public understanding and creating supportive policies key recommendations at a session on boosting Africa’s use of biotechnology.
A new study reveals the need for continued development of maize varieities resistant to MLN and strengthening farmer resilience.
Modern nixtamalization technology could increase maize uses and offer Kenyans invaluable benefits.
Improved seeds resilient to drought, disease and other stresses allow farming families to invest more in their livelihoods and children’s futures.
At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.
A new video aimed at raising awareness among farmers about high-yielding, drought-tolerant maize varieties is set for distribution in eastern Kenya.