Decomposing maize yield gaps to better inform policy and public investments
Scientists from Wageningen University and CIMMYT documents the magnitude, patterns, and drivers of yield gaps in sub-Saharan Africa.
Understanding decision support
Researchers study the design, delivery and use of digital decision-support tools for smallholder maize farmers in northern Nigeria.
Many birds with one stone
Two-wheel tractors have replaced outdated farming tools, helping Ethiopian farmers reduce drudgery, improve productivity and increase their profits.
Revisiting the inverse size-productivity relationship
Study results suggest caution in designing agricultural policies based on evidence derived from inaccurate measurement protocols.
Capacitating farmers and development agents through radio
CIMMYT partnered with Ethiopia’s Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR), Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)-EA, and Fana Broadcasting Corporate to deliver seasonal and operational agroclimate and COVID-19 advisories for farmers to support farm decisions.
Shining a brighter light on adoption and diffusion
Improved maize varieties among top three CGIAR innovations adopted by up to 11 million households in Ethiopia, independent study shows.
Breaking Ground: Rahel Assefa thrives off witnessing impact
Ethiopia-based project manager finds inspiration in supporting programs and colleagues across Africa.
Taking stock of the national toolbox
Researchers take stock of the fertilizer recommendation tools in available in Ethiopia in support of the country’s National Soils Strategy.
The beginning of a beautiful partnership
Experts discuss solutions to postharvest losses and how agricultural mechanization can benefit rural women in the Global South.
Matching nutrients to agroforestry systems for greater maize and wheat yields
Case studies from Ethiopia and Rwanda show adaptable fertilizer rates may help tree-based smallholder farmers, thus providing them with options to cope with COVID-19-imposed fertilizer shortages.
The future of agriculture in sub-Saharan Africa
On International Youth Day, CIMMYT captures images of sub-Saharan African youth to celebrate their immense contributions to agriculture, farming systems, service provision and research and development.
Ethiopia puts in place strategies to ensure food availability amid COVID-19 crisis
CIMMYT continues to support farmers and the agricultural sector in the country.
Targeted fertilizer recommendations improve maize productivity in Ethiopia
Researchers in Ethiopia show that well-targeted fertilizer recommendations improve fertilizer usage and productivity of maize production.
Farmers diversify crops in their fields and food on their plates
Two-wheel tractors are allowing Ethiopian farmers to boost their incomes and support their communities in times of need.
A less risky business
Through new project, tools and insurance services will help small farmers in eastern Africa reduce investment risks and losses related to climate.