Malawi

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.

Features

CIMMYT receives an award in recognition of its efforts and contributions towards developing and strengthening Malawi’s maize seed system

Food security
Features

CIMMYT is stepping up efforts to combat malnutrition through agricultural research and the release of orange maize varieties.

News

CIMMYT designed and gave an integrated maize seed systems training course for 32 seed technicians from the public and private sectors on 18-22 May at Chitedze Agricultural Research Station. The course is part of CIMMYT’s capacity building initiative to enhance maize seed production in Malawi, established after the successful launch of USAID Feed the Future’s Malawi Improved Seed Systems and Technologies project on 6 May 2015 in Liwonde, Machinga District.

Food security
Blogs

The controversial debate among researchers about the suitability of conservation agriculture for smallholder farmers in Africa continues while millions face food insecurity and degrading resources.