The two-wheel tractor has proven its worth in Africa’s smallholder farms thanks to the FACASI project.
Initiative in Zimbabwe pursues holistic and multi-faceted approach to support climate resilience and increase yields.
As the current pandemic and restrictions create labor constraints, CIMMYT experts discuss the role scale-appropriate farm machinery can play in addressing them.
Study shows service provider models in Africa, Latin America and South Asia increase smallholder access to agricultural machinery, but can remain dependent on projects to tackle major bottlenecks for scaling.
A new series of infographics outlines the challenges that must be addressed in order to scale adoption of climate-smart agriculture practices in southern Africa.
Source: All Africa (26 Nov 2019)
CIMMYT and Harvest Plus have been breeding biofortified crop varieties of vitamin A orange maize since 2015.
On the International Day of Rural Women, October 15, meet farmers who are leading their families and their communities to a better life.
A recent study from the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) shows that conservation agriculture and other climate-smart technologies are increasing yields and farmer resilience amidst drought episodes in southern Africa.
Mutenje opens dialogue with farmers to design new interventions that target farmers’ needs and achieve positive impact.
FACASI project explored ways to address access to appropriate mechanization solutions.
How green manure and conservation agriculture are transforming the lives of farmers in eastern Zimbabwe.
Source: The Herald (21 May 2019)
Announcement by Ministry of Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement was made at CIMMYT FACASI project meeting.
Research shows African farming households are far more dependent on hire labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously thought.