Anani Bruce is a maize entomologist at CIMMYT.
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Announcing CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa
Breakthrough comes after three years of intensive research and trials conducted in Kenya — and during the United Nations International Year of Plant Health — and represents a significant advance in the global fight against fall armyworm.
As the pest continues to cause damage to farmers’ fields, CIMMYT trained national agricultural partners on integrated pest management.
CIMMYT entomologist strengthens native resistance in maize against fall armyworm and equips farmers with pest control measures.