South Africa

Innovation and technology
Press releases

The five young awardees are advancing change, innovation and research in their communities.

Food security
Features

Conservation agriculture has potential to conserve soils, improve yields and limit environmental impacts.

Climate change
Publications

A new study shows that while CA is well suited to helping farmers adapt to, and even increase profits in changing climates, there is considerable uncertainty about how much CA contributes to the mitigation aspect.

Innovation and technology
Publications

A new study shows how wheat breeders can more efficiently increase yield and improve their selections by using modern genetic tools.

News

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.

News

Smallholder farmers in South Africa can now access and grow new maize varieties with transgenic resistance to stem borers, the most damaging insect pest of maize.

News

Several African nation ambassadors to Zimbabwe pledged to step up support for improved agriculture technologies.

Food security
Publications

A new study predicts that climate change will have a large, secondary impacts on agricultural societies in sub-Saharan Africa.

Food security
Features

Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

News

Improved seeds resilient to drought, disease and other stresses allow farming families to invest more in their livelihoods and children’s futures.

Features

Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.

Features

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.