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.
Seeds of progress – In a male-dominated sector, women leading maize seed companies in eastern and southern Africa share their experiences
Source: Seed Quest (20 Jun 2019)
CIMMYT researchers conducted interviews with women owners of seed companies in eastern and southern Africa.
Knowledge share fair highlights CGIAR contributions to the Ethiopian agriculture sector.
New varieties deliver essential micronutrients to those who lack diverse diets.
In annual meeting, STMA project partners build on the successes of research in combatting drought, heat, pests and disease.
Good weed management, conservation agriculture, and use of manure and compost are recommended to help control fall armyworm in Africa.
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.