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.
Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.
CIMMYT wheat scientist explores new sources of rust resistance to create new rust-resistant wheat varieties.
Interested organizations are invited to send maize germplasm for screening.
Experts reflect on the successful efforts to limit the spread of maize lethal necrosis across eastern and southern Africa.
CIMMYT’s board witnesses the results of impactful research and market partnerships in Kenya.
The 2019 Borlaug Dialogue explored solutions to feed the planet sustainably in the face of conflict and climate change.
A demand-driven, multi-lens approach ensures the best maize varieties are available to seed companies and farmers.
Seed production innovations, conservation agriculture and partnerships are key for Africa’s food security
Partner field days in Kenya presented sustainable solutions to crop threats and innovations in seed and agronomy.
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: Kenya News Agency (27 Jun 2019)
CIMMYT’s Stephen Mugo suggests early planting, intercropping and other methods.
Kenya research station offers a unique wheat science platform with global impact.