International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

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Features

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Markets and value chains expert studies seed demand and distribution, with the aim to help agro-dealers and seed businesses better market improved seed.

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Stress-tolerant maize varieties are transforming lives in northern Uganda.

Annual reports

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In 2018, MAIZE delivered development outcomes and impacts through varietal release, scale-up, delivery and adoption of climate-resilient and nutritionally enriched maize varieties.

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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.

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Source: Biotech News (23 Jun 2019)

CIMMYT, HarvestPlus and IITA have worked to develop provitamin A-enriched maize varieties and zinc-enriched maize and wheat.

Videos

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In a male-dominated sector, women leading maize seed companies in eastern and southern Africa share their experiences.

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Source: Seed Quest (20 Jun 2019)

CIMMYT researchers conducted interviews with women owners of seed companies in eastern and southern Africa.

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Knowledge share fair highlights CGIAR contributions to the Ethiopian agriculture sector.

Press releases

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New varieties deliver essential micronutrients to those who lack diverse diets.

Features

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In annual meeting, STMA project partners build on the successes of research in combatting drought, heat, pests and disease.

News

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Good weed management, conservation agriculture, and use of manure and compost are recommended to help control fall armyworm in Africa.

Projects

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Publications

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This research is especially significant for countries where the health burdens of exposure to aflatoxin and prevalence of vitamin A deficiency converge with high rates of maize consumption.

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Trials of the Nutrient Expert app showed improved yields, fertilizer-use efficiency and increased profits for farmers.