Stephen Njoka and Hugo de Groote share insights on the current locust invasion, effective control measures and how we can prepare for future outbreaks.
How can we feed more people while protecting nature and biodiversity?
The initiative increases agricultural productivity and enhances food security in Ethiopia.
Source: Bloomberg (25 Jan 2020)
CIMMYT agricultural economist Hugo De Groote notes need to monitor locusts to ensure swarms don’t threaten crops.
Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.
Source: Donne del Food (28 Nov 2019)
Rapid alert system has been developed to predict the spread of wheat rust.
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.
Source: All Africa (16 Nov 2019)
CIMMYT, EIAR and partners launched a digital agro-climate advisory platform.
Source: The Reporter (16 Nov 2019)
New platform will put resilience at the center of livelihoods in response to rising populations, growing food demand and ecological crisis.
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.