Researchers identify national policies, climate and soil fertility changes, population increase, and urban expansion as the major drivers of farming systems change in the Hawassa area of Ethiopia.
Meeting with Ethiopian researchers and policymakers outlines path forward for cooperation.
Scientists develop an early warning system that delivers wheat rust predictions directly to farmers’ phones
New research describes a revolutionary early warning system that can predict and mitigate wheat rust diseases in Ethiopia.
Experts are developing data and dashboards to advise policymakers about the cost and feasibility of liming to increase maize productivity.
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.