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.
The new maize lethal necrosis online portal provides up-to-date information and surveillance tools to help researchers control and stop the spread of the deadly disease.
To ensure that quality seed standards are maintained, CIMMYT supports partners such as national agricultural research institutions and seed producers in acquisition and production of pure early generation seed.
Fall armyworm devastates crops in sub-Saharan Africa: A quick and coordinated regional response is required
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.
CIMMYT supports seed company partners in enhancing their capacity to produce foundation and certified seed.
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.
Despite its large-scale impact across Africa, smallholder farming largely remains a low technology, subsistence activity.
Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.
Since 2006, CIMMYT has developed 200 drought-tolerant varieties and hybrids, many of which possess desirable traits such as resistance to major diseases.
Over the past 50 years, various research activities have been undertaken to boost protein quality and micronutrient levels in maize and wheat to help improve nutrition in poor communities.
Several African nation ambassadors to Zimbabwe pledged to step up support for improved agriculture technologies.
Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Improved seeds resilient to drought, disease and other stresses allow farming families to invest more in their livelihoods and children’s futures.