Breaking Ground: Pieter Rutsaert looks to better marketing for faster adoption of climate-smart maize in Africa
Markets and value chains expert studies seed demand and distribution, with the aim to help agro-dealers and seed businesses better market improved seed.
Source: France 24 (19 Nov 2019)
B.M. Prasanna, Director of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program, speaks on CIMMYT’s work to help farmers in the context of the aflatoxin crisis in Kenya.
CIMMYT’s board witnesses the results of impactful research and market partnerships in Kenya.
On the International Day of Rural Women, October 15, meet farmers who are leading their families and their communities to a better life.
A demand-driven, multi-lens approach ensures the best maize varieties are available to seed companies and farmers.
Source: News Ghana (13 Sep 2019)
CIMMYT has developed a variety of seeds to meet the varied needs of Kenyan farmers.
Seed production innovations, conservation agriculture and partnerships are key for Africa’s food security
Partner field days in Kenya presented sustainable solutions to crop threats and innovations in seed and agronomy.
Source: Xinhua News (1 Sep 2019)
CIMMYT scientist says wheat varieties to be released in Kenya have high yields and are resistant to stem rust U99.
CIMMYT entomologist strengthens native resistance in maize against fall armyworm and equips farmers with pest control measures.
In demonstration plots in Kenya, smallholder farmers evaluate and rank maize varieties according to their preferred traits — a feedback that is crucial to CIMMYT’s maize breeding work.
In a blog post and video, Gates highlights the “essential” role of CIMMYT and other CGIAR research centers in “feeding our future.”
Source: Kenya News Agency (27 Jun 2019)
CIMMYT’s Stephen Mugo suggests early planting, intercropping and other methods.
Palmer made key contributions in applied science to fight hunger and improve livelihoods in the 20th Century.