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Improved drought tolerant maize varieties: a sustainable solution to climate change

Stakeholders in the agricultural sector met in Nairobi, Kenya, for the 4th Annual Food Security Conference (AFSC) on 12-13 October 2016.


Weeding out the losses: Striga challenges in Kenya

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-tolerant maize a boon to farmers in Zambia hit by El Niño

Drought-related challenges in Africa call for proactive interventions rather than reactive ones.


CIMMYT’s knowledge sharing efforts contribute to improved seed production in Africa

A training held from June 13 – 23, 2016 emphasized hand pollination in maize variety development and seed multiplication.


Maize seed systems in Africa: Understanding the basics

Since 2006, CIMMYT has developed 200 drought-tolerant varieties and hybrids, many of which possess desirable traits such as resistance to major diseases.


Tanzania seed company increases demand for drought-tolerant maize

Locally adapted marketing initiatives are successfully converting farmers to the high-performing, drought-tolerant maize variety Lubango in Tanzania.