Gender and development specialist Rahma Adam: Aiding African women to build household food security
In a special interview to mark International Women’s Day, CIMMYT gender specialist Rahma Adam detailed how her research aims to improve the agricultural productivity of women in south and eastern Africa.
African ambassadors to Zimbabwe support improved agriculture technologies
Several African nation ambassadors to Zimbabwe pledged to step up support for improved agriculture technologies.
SADC ambassadors hear how CIMMYT-SARO is helping to achieve regional food security
CIMMYT seed system specialist presents achievements in southern Africa food security to regional ambassadors in Harare, Zimbabwe.
Addressing challenges in maize breeding to deliver improved seed to African smallholder farmers
In Swaziland, maize is a staple crop and a source of income for many of the nation’s farmers. “The work on our staple crop cannot be overstated,” said Dr. Vusumuzi Mkhonta, acting director, Department of Agriculture, Research and Specialist Services in Swaziland. “If anything were to happen to maize, the entire population might perish.”