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.
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.
By working closely with the farmers, Masindi Seed Company puts itself at a strategic position to understand farmers’ preferred traits better.
CIMMYT continues to support farmers and the agricultural sector in the country.
Researchers in Ethiopia show that well-targeted fertilizer recommendations improve fertilizer usage and productivity of maize production.
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.
Source: Farm Biz Africa (12 Jul 2020)
CIMMYT research affirms time and cost-saving advantages of sheller for smallholder maize farmers in Kenya.
7 ways to make small-scale mechanization work for African farmers.
The “learning by doing” concept helps farmers in Zimbabwe successfully adopt sustainable agriculture principles.
The two-wheel tractor has proven its worth in Africa’s smallholder farms thanks to the FACASI project.
Service provider harvest model could create opportunities for young African entrepreneurs while reducing carbon emissions.
Two-wheel tractors are allowing Ethiopian farmers to boost their incomes and support their communities in times of need.