The goal of completely eradicating vitamin A deficiency – mainly in Africa and Southeast Asia – remains a big challenge.
Smallholder livestock farmers in Zimbabwe are rapidly increasing profits thanks to a pivot to new sustainable agriculture initiatives.
Drought tolerant maize can reduce risks for farmers and allow for more consistent crop production in the face of climate variability in southern Africa.
Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.
Several African nation ambassadors to Zimbabwe pledged to step up support for improved agriculture technologies.
As an El Niño-induced drought continues to devastate southern African food crops, CIMMYT promoted drought-tolerant maize to Malawian politicians.
Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
SIMLESA discusses progress, achievements, and ways forward through 2018 at annual meeting.
CIMMYT’s Southern Africa regional office celebrated 50 years of agriculture research for development in Harare, Zimbabwe.
CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office celebrates three decades of developing new maize varieties for farmers across the region.
Farmers selecting pigeon pea varieties at Msingisi village, Gairo district, through SIMLESA. Photo: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes On 16-31 October 2015, the Sustainable Intensification of Ma …
East and Southern African countries need to formulate and implement appropriate policies to help smallholder farmers access technologies.
CIMMYT conducted a training course in Zambia for maize breeders teaching modern maize breeding methods.
CIMMYT and its partners are working to increase the productivity of maize-based farming systems to ensure food security and increase incomes.
CIMMYT seed system specialist presents achievements in southern Africa food security to regional ambassadors in Harare, Zimbabwe.
CIMMYT and the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) of South Africa host a five-day gender training workshop in Pretoria, South Africa.
Government of Zimbabwe and CIMMYT to establish maize lethal necrosis (MLN) quarantine facility at Mazowe
A modern quarantine facility will be established this year to safely import maize breeding materials and proactively breed for MLN resistance and tolerance.
Three agriculturalists from the Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Cropping Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA)–Mozambique made a training visit to Brazil on 3- …
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 …
A modern quarantine facility will be set up in Zimbabwe to safely import materials and proactively breed for resistance against MLN.