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.
Portal will encourage rapid, iterative experimentation and global teamwork to address spread and impact of the invasive crop pest.
Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) comes to a close but its impact lives on.
Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation (9 Mar 2020)
Effective pest management is the responsibility of farmers and scientists.
Source: Phys.org (3 Mar 2020)
Survey tool can help farmers face challenges of climate change, food security, nutrition, farm productivity and social inclusion.
Experts reflect on the successful efforts to limit the spread of maize lethal necrosis across eastern and southern Africa.
Breaking Ground: Pieter Rutsaert looks to better marketing for faster adoption of climate-smart maize in Africa
Markets and value chains expert studies seed demand and distribution, with the aim to help agro-dealers and seed businesses better market improved seed.
Stress-tolerant maize varieties are transforming lives in northern Uganda.
In 2018, MAIZE delivered development outcomes and impacts through varietal release, scale-up, delivery and adoption of climate-resilient and nutritionally enriched maize varieties.
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.
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.
In a male-dominated sector, women leading maize seed companies in eastern and southern Africa share their experiences.