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Innovation and technology
News

Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.

Gender and social inclusion
News

Seed systems play a major role in Africa’s agricultural transformation — but are they gender-friendly?

Innovation and technology
Features

Digital seed information system will connect farmers to information and seed suppliers.

Food security
In the media

Source: Dawn (23 Dec 2019)

Pakistan has released 20 new high-yielding, disease-resistant and climate change-resilient wheat and maize varieties during the year.

Food security
Publications

CSISA publishes policy and research note on how to develop balanced nutrient management innovations in the region.

Food security
Explainers

Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.

Climate change
Features

Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.

Food security
News

A new agrodealer survey explores smallholder’s access to improved maize seed and fertilizer in Tanzania and Uganda.

Innovation and technology
News

Recent impact studies in Uganda and Zambia show that farmers adopting drought-tolerant maize increased their yields significantly and reduced risks of crop failure.

Food security
Features

Experts reflect on the successful efforts to limit the spread of maize lethal necrosis across eastern and southern Africa.

Food security
Features

Markets and value chains expert studies seed demand and distribution, with the aim to help agro-dealers and seed businesses better market improved seed.

Climate change
News

Nepal boosts domestic maize hybrid seed production.

Food security
News

Smallholders in India’s Karnataka state get higher yields from drought- and heat-tolerant maize.

Food security
Features

Stress-tolerant maize varieties are transforming lives in northern Uganda.

Capacity development
Features

Scientists mobilize African and Latin American knowledge to protect Asia’s maize.