Kenya

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News

Varietal trait prioritization is important for balancing commercial realities and farmers’ diverse interests.

Features

A mock shop helps researchers understand how Kenyan farmers choose maize seed when their preferred varieties are out of stock.

News

New equipment will speed up and enhance the accuracy of national breeding processes including seed preparation, data collection and inventory management.

Features

CIMMYT partner seed company supports smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa with stress-tolerant seed against biotic and abiotic stresses.

Features

A ten-year partnership led by CIMMYT and IITA tackles climate-induced risks in maize production, developing and deploying new climate-adaptive varieties benefiting over 8 million households in sub-Saharan Africa.

Features

New lines of CIMMYT-derived maize show increased resistance to maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease. Their rapid adoption, along with sustained monitoring and prevention efforts, are crucial to preventing another outbreak, argues a new report.

In the media

Source: MIT Technology Review (18 Dec 2020)

A new seed developed by CIMMYT is boosting maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, where yields are less than a third of what they are in the US—in large part because of drought.

News

National breeding programs prepped to measure – and boost – genetic gains.

Publications

Study explores whether modern maize storage structures offer equal benefits to women and men farmers in Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

News

Longtime CIMMYT collaborator Ruth Wanyera nears retirement from an honorable and decorated career in wheat research.

News

AGG partners meet to launch regional networks for eastern and southern Africa and assess capacity development needs.

Features

Need for continuous testing and application of new breeding methods to deliver resilient seed varieties at a faster rate is more important now than ever before.

Blogs

First meetings of the AGG Science and Technical Steering Committees generate insights and recommendations for optimizing breeding schemes.

Blogs

Innovative tools and technologies help CIMMYT maize breeders in Africa accelerate the delivery of high-quality seed.

Publications

Study explores how gender norms and intra-household dynamics shape women’s demand articulation for labor-saving technologies.