Millions at lower risk of vitamin A deficiency after six-year campaign to promote orange-fleshed sweet potato
More than two million households across six countries received sweet potato enriched with vitamin A as part of a project led by the International Potato Center (CIP).
Agriculture leaders of eastern and southern Africa encourage wider adoption of conservation agriculture for the benefit of farmers, consumers and the environment.
A new book draws on experiences of men and women farmers across eastern and southern Africa who bravely embraced change to improve their farming methods and the lives and livelihoods of their families.
Source: Phys.org (23 Apr 2019)
CIMMYT partnered with UC Davis to breed maize seeds that can withstand drought.
Women have the potential to be drivers of agricultural transformation.
Unsustainable farming practices like monocropping are impacting soil health and reducing the productivity of farms.
Over 230,000 farmers have adopted sustainable intensification technologies and the project has helped nurture future scientists.
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.
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.