Genetic trials in the region will continue throughout 2024 and 2025 to establish a baseline for genetic gains and to enable the assessment of the breeding pipeline’s progress in the coming years.
CIMMYT and partners are spearheading the adoption of high-yielding millet varieties to boost food security and tackle climate change.
Market segmentation and Target Product Profiles (TPPs): developing and delivering impactful products for farming communitiesCapacity development
CIMMYT is actively engaging a wide spectrum of stakeholders to define and harmonize target product profiles across Africa, with farmers at the heart.
Entomologist Esther Ngumbi talks curiosity, passion for science, and the importance of mentorship.
Kenyan farmers’ preference for early-maturing seed underscores the importance of sales data for informed breeding decisions.
A decade of maize impact, celebrating 10 years of success with CIMMYT’s maize DH and MLN screening facilities.
In a recent visit to KALRO facilities in Kiboko, Kenya, CIMMYT commits to advancing the deployment of climate-resilient maize varieties in eastern and southern Africa.
CIMMYT trains scientists in product profile-based maize breeding for increased genetics gains.
Smart smallholder fertilizer management practices to address food security and climate change.
Source: Kenya News Agency (17 Mar 2023)
How can plant health technologies be more widely adopted by smallholders in Kenya?
Plant Health Innovation Platform at Kiboko, Kenya: integrating and testing eco-friendly solutions against fall armywormEnvironmental health and biodiversity
Participatory testing of fall armyworm (FAW) solutions is helping to find eco-friendly and cost-effective integrated pest management (IPM) packages in Kenya.
Upgraded technology at the KALRO research station will optimize breeding and seed systems’ work so that scientists can provide better varieties to farmers.
Source: Gates Notes (31 Jan 2023)
Bill Gates reflects on a recent visit to a Kenyan farm to see firsthand the results of work by CIMMYT and CGIAR.
New CIMMYT research sheds light on farmer maize preferences in Ethiopia and western Kenya.