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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.


Empowering women in agriculture through SIMLESA

September 23, 2015

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

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.


SIMLESA-Mozambique learns more about conservation agriculture technologies in Brazil

August 13, 2015

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- …


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.


Seeds for needs in Malawi

May 22, 2015

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Government of Malawi launched five projects on food security, fisheries and environment.


SIMLESA’s seamlessly integrated solution for a perennial problem

April 13, 2015

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 …


CIMMYT–SARO@30

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 …


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

March 25, 2015

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 …


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 …


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 …