Fall armyworm devastates crops in sub-Saharan Africa: A quick and coordinated regional response is required
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.
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.
Three major commercial maize seed exporting countries in southern Africa found free from maize lethal necrosis
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.
Research centers, development agencies and governments must work together to respond to climate predictions before food crises develop, say two CIMMYT scientists.
Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.
As an El Niño-induced drought continues to devastate southern African food crops, CIMMYT promoted drought-tolerant maize to Malawian politicians.
Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
SIMLESA discusses progress, achievements, and ways forward through 2018 at annual meeting.
At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.
El Niño drought-related stress is triggering hunger and food insecurity. Investment in scientific research is key to combating such events.
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.
CIMMYT receives an award in recognition of its efforts and contributions towards developing and strengthening Malawi’s maize seed system
CIMMYT is stepping up efforts to combat malnutrition through agricultural research and the release of orange maize varieties.
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.
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.