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Will El Niño be a wake-up call to invest in food security solutions?

In southern Africa close to 50 million people are projected to be affected by droughts caused by the current El Niño, write CIMMYT scientists.

Modeling Africa’s agricultural future

CIMMYT held its second training workshop on “Crop Modeling under Uncertain Climate,” from 7-11 December 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Shedding light on a hot topic, and what the future holds

Maize is the most widely cultivated crop in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), and one of the few crops that have profound effects on the livelihoods of millions of people there. To illustrate the point, sampl …

Climate change, maize production and food security in sub-Saharan Africa

Although climate change is a global phenomenon, its impacts vary depending on region and season. To formulate appropriate adaptation options and ensure timely responses, we first need to better unders …