Locally adapted marketing initiatives are successfully converting farmers to the high-performing, drought-tolerant maize variety Lubango in Tanzania.
SIMLESA discusses progress, achievements, and ways forward through 2018 at annual meeting.
At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.
Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.
With the right varieties, future maize yields in East Africa’s highlands could soar as temperatures increase.
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.
The gospel of ngamia. When despite drought, maize becomes a ‘source’ of farm labor and protein, with surplus sold to purchase a calf: “I got so much harvest, and yet I planted this seed very late, and with no fertilizer.”
A modern quarantine facility will be set up in Zimbabwe to safely import materials and proactively breed for resistance against MLN.