An early indication of parental lines with potential to tolerate or resist Striga, is showing “light at the end of the tunnel” for farmers battling the nutrient-sucking monster.
The new AGG project has a strong focus on more synergistic and supportive partnerships with national programs to help improve the effectiveness of their breeding efforts.
By working closely with the farmers, Masindi Seed Company puts itself at a strategic position to understand farmers’ preferred traits better.
Stephen Mugo retires from CIMMYT after more than twenty years of commitment and scientific contributions.
Breaking Ground: Yoseph Beyene breeds desirable maize varieties for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa
CIMMYT breeder applies new tools and technologies to accelerate genetic gains, make breeding more efficient, and keep up with the changing dynamics of biotic and abiotic stresses.
Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.
At demonstration farms, Kenyan farmers discover the stress-tolerant maize varieties they were looking for.
Stephen Njoka and Hugo de Groote share insights on the current locust invasion, effective control measures and how we can prepare for future outbreaks.
Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.
Experts reflect on the successful efforts to limit the spread of maize lethal necrosis across eastern and southern Africa.
Stress-tolerant maize varieties are transforming lives in northern Uganda.
In demonstration plots in Kenya, smallholder farmers evaluate and rank maize varieties according to their preferred traits — a feedback that is crucial to CIMMYT’s maize breeding work.
Kenya research station offers a unique wheat science platform with global impact.
After eight years of project learning, reflections on what conservation agriculture means for African smallholder farmers, the dialogue between scientists and policy makers, and next steps.
Farmers are reaping the benefits of SAWA hybrid, an improved maize seed variety designed to withstand drought conditions.