Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)

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Features

A ten-year partnership led by CIMMYT and IITA tackles climate-induced risks in maize production, developing and deploying new climate-adaptive varieties benefiting over 8 million households in sub-Saharan Africa.

News

CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in these areas.

Features

New lines of CIMMYT-derived maize show increased resistance to maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease. Their rapid adoption, along with sustained monitoring and prevention efforts, are crucial to preventing another outbreak, argues a new report.

News

Breakthrough comes after three years of intensive research and trials conducted in Kenya — and during the United Nations International Year of Plant Health — and represents a significant advance in the global fight against fall armyworm.

News

National breeding programs prepped to measure – and boost – genetic gains.

News

Longtime CIMMYT collaborator Ruth Wanyera nears retirement from an honorable and decorated career in wheat research.

Features

Need for continuous testing and application of new breeding methods to deliver resilient seed varieties at a faster rate is more important now than ever before.

In the media

Source: SciDev.Net (3 Nov 2020)

Wheat blast is a serious threat to wheat production and can lead to yield losses of up to 100 percent.

Food security
Features

Experts from Ethiopia and Kenya join CIMMYT and other partners to renew a long-standing collaboration under the auspices of the new AGG project.

Food security
Features

Stakeholders take stock of ongoing work to bring farmers superior hybrids using two novel technologies.

Food security
Features

An early indication of parental lines with potential to tolerate or resist Striga, is showing “light at the end of the tunnel” for farmers battling the nutrient-sucking monster.

Health and nutrition
Features

Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.

Innovation and technology