New project to ramp up genetic gains in maize for better livelihoods
The new AGG project has a strong focus on more synergistic and supportive partnerships with national programs to help improve the effectiveness of their breeding efforts.
Study calls for better understanding of fertilizer prices faced by African smallholder farmers
Scientists use spatial price prediction models to estimate local prices that might be more relevant than the national average.
Transforming African agriculture through mechanization
Source: The Nigerian Voice (3 May 2019)
The FACASI project has benefited over a hundred young people from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
How the data revolution could help design better agronomic investments
Researchers are using data and tools to produce information that can help farmers, research institutions and governments take better decisions on agronomic practices and investments.
Exploring young Africans’ role and engagement in the rural economy
How important is farming relative to non-farm activities for the income of young rural Africans?
Reducing high yield gaps with decision-support apps
Trials of the Nutrient Expert app showed improved yields, fertilizer-use efficiency and increased profits for farmers.
Are advisory apps a solution for collecting Big Data?
CIMMYT has been researching the use of mobile apps to provide site-specific agronomic advice to farmers.
Smallholder farmers to gain from targeted CRISPR-Cas9 crop breeding
Gene editing technology could revolutionize the way scientists breed high-yielding drought, disease and pest resistant, high quality plant seeds, greatly reducing the time it currently takes to develop new varieties