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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.


CIMMYT empowers a new generation of maize breeders in Zambia

CIMMYT conducted a training course in Zambia for maize breeders teaching modern maize breeding methods.


Conservation agriculture in Africa: where does it fit?

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.


SIMLESA’s seamlessly integrated solution for a perennial problem

Southern Africa smallholder farmers can attain food security and more income through sustainable intensification of maize-based farming systems. This was revealed during recent field learning tours in …


SIMLESA’s seamlessly integrated solution to a perennial problem, but…

A maize–legume rotation exploratory trial in Tete Province, Mozambique. And what solution is this? That Southern Africa smallholder farmers can attain food security and more income through sustainable …


Farmers in southern Africa reap benefits of conservation agriculture

CIMMYT’S Global Conservation Agriculture Program Manager, Irene Christiansen, received a first-hand look at the benefits and challenges of practicing conservation agriculture (CA) in southern Africa d …


Workshop gives agronomists tips on writing for scientific journals

By Isaiah Nyagumbo/CIMMYT Agronomy scientists got practical, hands-on advice on translating their research data into credible scientific publications during a five-day workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe. Th …