Africa

CIMMYT’s work in Africa helps farmers access new maize and wheat systems-based technologies, information and markets, raising incomes and enhancing crop resilience to drought and climate change. CIMMYT sets priorities in consultation with ministries of agriculture, seed companies, farming communities and other stakeholders in the maize and wheat value chains. Our activities in Africa are wide ranging and include: breeding maize for drought tolerance and low-fertility soils, and for resistance to insect pests, foliar diseases and parasitic weeds; sustainably intensifying production in maize- and wheat-based systems; and investigating opportunities to reduce micronutrient and protein malnutrition among women and young children.

Health and nutrition
Press releases

More than two million households across six countries received sweet potato enriched with vitamin A as part of a project led by the International Potato Center (CIP).

Health and nutrition
Press releases

New varieties deliver essential micronutrients to those who lack diverse diets.

Food security
Features

How green manure and conservation agriculture are transforming the lives of farmers in eastern Zimbabwe.

Climate change
Features

Agriculture leaders of eastern and southern Africa encourage wider adoption of conservation agriculture for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment.

Food security
Features

In annual meeting, STMA project partners build on the successes of research in combatting drought, heat, pests and disease.

Innovation and technology
News

Research team behind revolutionary field test for wheat disease wins prestigious BBSRC prize.

Innovation and technology
Press releases

The five young awardees are advancing change, innovation and research in their communities.

Gender and social inclusion
News

Research shows African farming households are far more dependent on hire labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously thought.

Health and nutrition
News

As the Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) project comes to an end, partners draw plans to extend its impact.

Food security
Press releases

Identifying best practices to fight the invasive pest.

Spatial Economist

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Data Scientist
Climate change
News

A new book draws on experiences of men and women farmers across eastern and southern Africa who bravely embraced change to improve their farming methods and the lives and livelihoods of their families.

Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: The Nigerian Voice (3 May 2019)

The FACASI project has benefited over a hundred young people from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.