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.
Identifying best practices to fight the invasive pest.
Source: The Nigerian Voice (3 May 2019)
The FACASI project has benefited over a hundred young people from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.
Good weed management, conservation agriculture, and use of manure and compost are recommended to help control fall armyworm in Africa.
From smart mechanization to nutritious and drought tolerant seeds, partners discover CIMMYT’s latest research and innovations.
Source: Food Business Africa (3 Apr 2019)
Partnership will facilitate production of drought tolerant varieties in the wake of persistent climate change.