Malawi

Food security
News

Traditional farming systems in Africa must be updated for today’s climate and market challenges, according to a new article from the University of Queensland.

Food security
News

The new maize lethal necrosis online portal provides up-to-date information and surveillance tools to help researchers control and stop the spread of the deadly disease.

Innovation and technology
Blogs

Development initiatives are only truly successful when participants graduate, adopt and leave.

News

The head of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program highlights the potential impact of the fall armyworm pest and how CGIAR researchers are contributing to a quick and coordinated response across the Africa.

Gender and social inclusion
Blogs

In a special interview to mark International Women’s Day, CIMMYT gender specialist Rahma Adam detailed how her research aims to improve the agricultural productivity of women in south and eastern Africa.

News

Three major commercial maize-growing and seed exporting countries in southern Africa were found to be so far free from the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease.

Climate change
Features

Research centers, development agencies and governments must work together to respond to climate predictions before food crises develop, say two CIMMYT scientists.

News

Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.

News

As an El Niño-induced drought continues to devastate southern African food crops, CIMMYT promoted drought-tolerant maize to Malawian politicians.

Food security
Features

Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

News

SIMLESA discusses progress, achievements, and ways forward through 2018 at annual meeting.

Features

At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.

Climate change

El Niño drought-related stress is triggering hunger and food insecurity. Investment in scientific research is key to combating such events.

Features

As the global community marks World Soil Day, African smallholder farmers are contending with low yields due to low-fertility soils prevalent in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa, affecting food security for 300 million people.