Zambia

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

Three major commercial maize-growing and seed exporting countries in southern Africa were found to be so far free from the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease.

News

Drought tolerant maize can reduce risks for farmers and allow for more consistent crop production in the face of climate variability in southern Africa.

Food security
Features

Drought-related challenges in Africa call for proactive interventions rather than reactive ones.

Features

A new project aims to over double wheat production in target areas of Zambia and Rwanda to help smallholders meet rising demand and cope with high import costs.

Food security
Publications

New publications from CIMMYT staff cover challenges in land availability in Zambia among other updates in maize and wheat.

News

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

Food security
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.

Food security
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.