Representatives gathered to discuss how maize seed systems in Africa can be strengthened through quality assurance control measures.
CIMMYT supports seed company partners in enhancing their capacity to produce foundation and certified seed.
Despite struggles to reclaim its former glory, several agricultural multinationals are setting up shop in Mozambique, and reaping great benefits.
Stakeholders in the agricultural sector met in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 4th Annual Food Security Conference (AFSC) on 12-13 October 2016.
The Striga weed is one of the leading causes of crop loss in western Kenya, a significant dent to farmers’ livelihoods and major hindrance to food security in the area.
Drought-related challenges in Africa call for proactive interventions rather than reactive ones.
A training held from June 13 – 23, 2016 emphasized hand pollination in maize variety development and seed multiplication.
Since 2006, CIMMYT has developed 200 drought-tolerant varieties and hybrids, many of which possess desirable traits such as resistance to major diseases.
Locally adapted marketing initiatives are successfully converting farmers to the high-performing, drought-tolerant maize variety Lubango in Tanzania.