Africa

CIMMYT’s work in Africa helps farmers access new maize and wheat systems-based technologies, information and markets, raising incomes and enhancing crop resilience to drought and climate change. CIMMYT sets priorities in consultation with ministries of agriculture, seed companies, farming communities and other stakeholders in the maize and wheat value chains. Our activities in Africa are wide ranging and include: breeding maize for drought tolerance and low-fertility soils, and for resistance to insect pests, foliar diseases and parasitic weeds; sustainably intensifying production in maize- and wheat-based systems; and investigating opportunities to reduce micronutrient and protein malnutrition among women and young children.

Food security
News

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.

Capacity development
Features

By working closely with the farmers, Masindi Seed Company puts itself at a strategic position to understand farmers’ preferred traits better.

Food security
News

CIMMYT continues to support farmers and the agricultural sector in the country.

Communications Specialist

Program and Administrative Manager
Food security
Features

Researchers in Ethiopia show that well-targeted fertilizer recommendations improve fertilizer usage and productivity of maize production.

Food security
In the media

Source: World Grain (15 Jul 2020)

CIMMYT scientists perform large genome-wide association study in India, Kenya and Mexico to understand yellow rust resistance in wheat.

Communications Specialist, Ethiopia
Innovation and technology
In the media

Source: Farm Biz Africa (12 Jul 2020)

CIMMYT research affirms time and cost-saving advantages of sheller for smallholder maize farmers in Kenya.

Innovation and technology
Features

7 ways to make small-scale mechanization work for African farmers.

Climate change
Blogs

The “learning by doing” concept helps farmers in Zimbabwe successfully adopt sustainable agriculture principles.

Innovation and technology
Features

The two-wheel tractor has proven its worth in Africa’s smallholder farms thanks to the FACASI project.

Innovation and technology
Features

Service provider harvest model could create opportunities for young African entrepreneurs while reducing carbon emissions.

Innovation and technology
Features

Two-wheel tractors are allowing Ethiopian farmers to boost their incomes and support their communities in times of need.