Source: World Grain (15 Jul 2020)
CIMMYT scientists perform large genome-wide association study in India, Kenya and Mexico to understand yellow rust resistance in wheat.
Source: Farm Biz Africa (12 Jul 2020)
CIMMYT research affirms time and cost-saving advantages of sheller for smallholder maize farmers in Kenya.
The two-wheel tractor has proven its worth in Africa’s smallholder farms thanks to the FACASI project.
Stephen Mugo retires from CIMMYT after more than twenty years of commitment and scientific contributions.
Breaking Ground: Yoseph Beyene breeds desirable maize varieties for smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa
CIMMYT breeder applies new tools and technologies to accelerate genetic gains, make breeding more efficient, and keep up with the changing dynamics of biotic and abiotic stresses.
Researchers in Kenya and Uganda are incorporating sensory preferences like taste, smell or texture into maize breeding.
At demonstration farms, Kenyan farmers discover the stress-tolerant maize varieties they were looking for.
Technical coordination between research and development partners is key to breed maize varieties that respond to the diverse needs of small farmers.
Stephen Njoka and Hugo de Groote share insights on the current locust invasion, effective control measures and how we can prepare for future outbreaks.
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.
Seed systems play a major role in Africa’s agricultural transformation — but are they gender-friendly?