Working with smallholders to understand their needs and build on their knowledge, CIMMYT brings the right seeds and inputs to local markets, raises awareness of more productive cropping practices, and works to bring local mechanization and irrigation services based on conservation agriculture practices. CIMMYT helps scale up farmers’ own innovations, and embraces remote sensing, mobile phones and other information technology. These interventions are gender-inclusive, to ensure equitable impacts for all.
Health diet seed kits are enhancing food and nutrition security in Zanzibar.
Source: ComDev Asia (26 Nov 2023)
LIPS Zimbabwe has been at the frontline of introducing innovations to farmers in Mutoko and Buhera by integrating intercropping trials.
Source: Alliance Bioversity & CIAT (23 Nov 2023)
New partnership between the CGIAR and the British Government.
Source: The Free Library (22 Nov 2023)
The LIPS-ZIM program to enhance livestock productivity and control diseases affecting smallholder farmers.
Source: Gender Impact Platform (21 Nov 2023)
Scientists revealed a vast diversity in the genetic resources of sorghum and provided a pathway for selecting promising genotypes for regions prone to drought in sub-Saharan Africa.
A stakeholder meeting held with the aim of establishing a platform for dialogue among stakeholders involved in groundnut production and distribution laid the foundation for the development of groundnut farming in Tanzania.
AVISA Farmers’ Hub initiative aims to empower local farmers, enhancing food security and agricultural development in North Central Nigeria.
Source: The Horn (14 Nov 2023)
CIMMYT scientist, Kindie Tesfaye highlights the role of user-centric climate information services and advisories in empowering farmers.