On the International Day of Rural Women, October 15, meet farmers who are leading their families and their communities to a better life.
Researchers found farmers who increased both the area growing resistant varieties and the number of wheat varieties grown per season saw the biggest yield increases.
This tool allows to identify varieties used by farmers and to track the adoption and impact of improved crops.
STMA project training focused on latest developments in maize research and data collection.
Source: World Grain (13 Aug 2019)
MARPLE diagnostic platform significantly reduces the time to identify strains, which previously took months.
The mobile kit will allow Ethiopia to quickly identify wheat rust strains in 48 hours, instead of sending samples to labs abroad.
People across the country planted more than 350 million trees in a day to fight deforestation and climate change.
Source: Sci Dev Net (31 Jul 2019)
CIMMYT scientists stress the importance of increasing wheat yield and tolerance to drought for a food secure Africa.
In an interview for BBC Newsday, Abeyo explained African countries’ potential to boost wheat production, and how CIMMYT is helping.
Farmers boost their climate resilience and make money as they phase out a 25-year-old maize variety and replace it with drought-tolerant BH661 seeds.
FACASI project explored ways to address access to appropriate mechanization solutions.
Agriculture leaders of eastern and southern Africa encourage wider adoption of conservation agriculture for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment.
Research team behind revolutionary field test for wheat disease wins prestigious BBSRC prize.
Research shows African farming households are far more dependent on hire labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously thought.
As the Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia (NuME) project comes to an end, partners draw plans to extend its impact.