Breaking Ground: Yoseph Beyene breeds desirable maize varieties for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan AfricaInnovations
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.
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.
Unsustainable farming practices like monocropping are impacting soil health and reducing the productivity of farms.
A new guidebook promotes improved seed and farming technologies for men and women, with the goal of increasing adoption rates.
Faster and better-quality certification, a game-changer for African farmers?
The AWARD program advocates for a more gender-responsive agricultural research ecosystem.
Delegates review the third year’s progress of the MLN Diagnostics and Management Project.