Zambia

News

Since 2004, conservation agriculture has helped farmers in southern Africa maintain and boost yields, protect the environment and increase profits.

Features

Since 2006, CIMMYT has developed 200 drought-tolerant varieties and hybrids, many of which possess desirable traits such as resistance to major diseases.

News

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

Food security
Features

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

Features

At least 40 million smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa are profiting from more than 200 new drought-tolerant varieties of maize.

Health and nutrition
News

CIMMYT conducted a training course in Zambia for maize breeders teaching modern maize breeding methods.

Features

CIMMYT is stepping up efforts to combat malnutrition through agricultural research and the release of orange maize varieties.

Innovation and technology
Blogs

Malende has been a focus of CIMMYT’s major research programs since 2005, where cropping systems based on the practices of conservation agriculture have been introduced.

Food security

Food security is of paramount importance, but what about nutritional security?

Food security
News

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has tasked CIMMYT with a new project to introduce green manure cover crops to smallholder farmers in eastern Zambia and central and southern Malawi.

News

A study published early this month in the Journal of Nutrition shows that biofortified maize can meet zinc requirements and provide an effective dietary alternative to regular maize for children in vulnerable areas of rural Zambia.

News

Born out of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) Initiative and other CIMMYT-Africa maize projects, the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Seed Scaling (DTMASS) project will improve the demand for and availability of high-quality, affordable, certified seed of drought-tolerant maize varieties for small-scale farmers across eastern and southern Africa.