Archive for May, 2015

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.

Harnessing Mexico’s Sun: CIMMYT Installs 920 Solar Panels in Green Initiative

May 18, 2015

CIMMYT is actively taking advantage of solar energy’s potential in Mexico.

CIMMYT remembers vital legacy of gender specialist Paula Kantor

May 14, 2015

CIMMYT is sad to announce the tragic death of our friend and respected colleague, gender and development specialist Paula Kantor. If you would like to offer your condolences you can send us a message …

“In Mozambique, you cannot talk about food security without talking about maize”

May 13, 2015

IIAM’s site for confined field trials at Chokwe. Good news from Africa! Policy breakthroughs on transgenic research in Mozambique and Tanzania have led to approval of confined field trials (CFTs) and …

AIP-CIMMYT Conducts the Largest Evaluation of Maize Germplasm in Pakistan’s History

May 11, 2015

Pakistan’s Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) tested more than 700 diverse maize lines in an effort to develop more affordable, well-adapted maize varieties.

MLN diagnostics and management in Africa through multi-institutional synergies

May 9, 2015

Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) disease has continued to wreak havoc on maize production in East Africa since it was first reported in Kenya in 2011, and since then reported in the Democratic Republic of …

Maize lethal necrosis: a serious threat to food security in eastern Africa and beyond

May 7, 2015

Participants are shown how to inspect maize fields for MLN symptoms and how to collect samples for laboratory analysis. Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) has rapidly emerged as one of the deadliest maize di …

Low-cost innovations to benefit smallholder farmers in Nepal

May 5, 2015

A new investment by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Cereal Systems Initiative for South Asia in Nepal (CSISA-NP) was launched on 10 April, 2015 at a public event in Kathma …