Annual imports now cost more than $600 million and expose national food security to global price shifts.
He was a pillar of the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), with a well-recognized research track record in maize, cassava, and sweet potato.
Dreisigacker works to discover and validate molecular markers, or DNA segments, for traits of interest.
Summer intern says her experience working with CIMMYT researchers in Turkey profoundly changed her career and her life.
More than 200 scientists have increased their capacity at these annual trainings since CIMMYT started organizing them ten years ago.
Over 230,000 farmers have adopted sustainable intensification technologies and the project has helped nurture future scientists.