Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization (KALRO)

http://www.kalro.org/

News

The Initiative targets a broad range of pests and diseases affecting cereals, legumes, potato, sweet potato, cassava, banana and other vegetables.

Features

The manual builds on the lessons of a decade of work on MLN management in sub-Saharan Africa by CIMMYT and its partners.

News

Varietal trait prioritization is important for balancing commercial realities and farmers’ diverse interests.

Videos

CIMMYT and its partners worldwide continue to work on this complex challenge, so millions of smallholder farmers can protect their crops and feed their families.

Features

A mock shop helps researchers understand how Kenyan farmers choose maize seed when their preferred varieties are out of stock.

News

New equipment will speed up and enhance the accuracy of national breeding processes including seed preparation, data collection and inventory management.

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.