Matthew O'Leary

Matthew O'Leary
Health and nutrition
Features

An economist, an agronomist and a plant biologist discuss how to mix markets, research and nutrition for optimal health and sustainability.

Gender and social inclusion
News

Research shows African farming households are far more dependent on hire labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously thought.

Innovation and technology
Features

New study shows African farming households are far more dependent on labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously assumed.

Gender and social inclusion
Features

CIMMYT sociologist believes there is one vital resource that remains untapped to increase food security and boost livelihoods.

Food security
Features

Conservation agriculture has potential to conserve soils, improve yields and limit environmental impacts.

Food security
Features

Ten farmers in a hot and dry area of Zimbabwe trial intercropping legumes and green manure cover crops alongside their maize, to assess their impact on soil fertility.

Capacity building
Features

An increasing number of youth across eastern and southern Africa are creating a stable living as entrepreneurs in agricultural mechanization service provision.

Health and nutrition
Features

As Zimbabwe’s child malnutrition rate peaks above the international threshold for emergency response, nutritious vitamin A orange maize gains ground on the national market.

Innovation and technology
News

The manual gives practical guidance for service providers in rural areas, where family farmers commonly lack capital to invest in farm power.

Food security
Features

Indigenous farmers in Oaxaca are custodians of maize biodiversity, growing seeds passed down over generations.

Food security
Features

Intrigued by the unique relationship food crops have to their geographical environment, Lorena Gonzalez dedicated her passion for geomatic technology to collect site-specific farm data that is revolutionizing the way researchers tackle hunger.

Gender and social inclusion
News

A new set of resources has been released to aid agricultural researchers in integrating gender sensitivities into their research for development projects.

Food security
News

Scientists have shown that the first appearance of wheat stem rust disease in the U.K. in nearly 60 years, which occurred in 2013, was caused by the same virulent fungal strain responsible for recent wheat stem rust outbreaks in Ethiopia, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden.