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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.


Combating spread of MLN in Africa poses unique but surmountable challenges, seed health specialist says

Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.


First drought tolerant and insect resistant “stacked” transgenic maize harvested in Kenya

For the first time, transgenic maize hybrids that combine insect resistance and drought tolerance have been harvested from confined field trials.


Blindfold test shows taste bias for nutritious orange pro-vitamin A maize

“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 Participates in the Sixth African Green Revolution Forum

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

CIMMYT celebrates 50 in eastern and central Africa 50th anniversary celebrations on 9 – 10 September, 2016.


Young African scientists gain inspiration from experienced maize researchers

CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program (GMP) team in Africa attended the AfPBA training program held June 2016 at the World Agroforestry Center.


CIMMYT and partners set the pace in maize and wheat research in Africa

State-of-art research facilities leap Africa’s Agricultural potential through modern research.


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.


Education, supportive policies key to making biotechnology work for Africa

Increasing public understanding and creating supportive policies key recommendations at a session on boosting Africa’s use of biotechnology.


New Publications: Maize Lethal Necrosis survey reveals farmer impact, future needs

A new study reveals the need for continued development of maize varieities resistant to MLN and strengthening farmer resilience.


Kenyan maize nutrition and safety get boost from Ancient Mexican technique

Modern nixtamalization technology could increase maize uses and offer Kenyans invaluable benefits.


How improved maize gives options to farmers

Improved seeds resilient to drought, disease and other stresses allow farming families to invest more in their livelihoods and children’s futures.


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.


Educational video helps Kenya farmers learn benefits of drought-tolerant maize

A new video aimed at raising awareness among farmers about high-yielding, drought-tolerant maize varieties is set for distribution in eastern Kenya.


The legacy of drought tolerant maize for Africa

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project has contributed towards improving the seed system in sub-Saharan Africa in the face of extreme drought.


A granny’s boundless resilience and strength, a pillar for women maize farmers

Women play a major role in African agriculture. Purity Wanjiku, of Kenya, is a pillar for women in her village who depend on her land to grow food for their families.


Kenya gives conditional approval to grow genetically-transformed maize

KALRO will conduct National Performance Trials in Kenya using genetically-transformed, insect resistant maize beginning on Feb. 9.


Maize lethal necrosis field day demonstrates promising maize germplasm

KALRO and CIMMYT invited public and private sector partners in eastern Africa to a MLN field day at the screening facility at KALRO-Naivasha.


Climate change’s surprising opportunity for East African maize farmers

With the right varieties, future maize yields in East Africa’s highlands could soar as temperatures increase.