Sustainable intensification

Program Director, CIMMYT Enterprise Breeding System
Innovation and technology
Publications

Researchers demonstrate that CIMMYT’s durum wheat lines can be grown, bred, and selected under zero tillage or conventional tillage conditions without negatively affecting yield.

Food security
Publications

CSISA publishes policy and research note on how to develop balanced nutrient management innovations in the region.

Systems Agronomist
Food security
In the media

Source: IPP Media (14 Dec 2019)

CIMMYT introduced farmers Kassim Massi and Joyce Makawa to conservation agriculture.

Food security
Explainers

Wheat blast is one of the most fearsome and intractable wheat diseases in recent decades. It spreads through infected seeds, crop residues as well as by spores that can travel long distances in the air, posing a major threat to wheat production in tropical areas.

Gender and social inclusion
News

West Bengal farmer Halima Bibi recognized for success in maize production.

Climate change
Features

Soil conservation means food security for farmers in Malawi.

Climate change
Features

Science offers opportunity to curb greenhouse gas emissions related to agriculture and meet climate goals.

Climate change
Infographics

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.

Regional Program Director
Gender and social inclusion
Publications

Researchers identify national policies, climate and soil fertility changes, population increase, and urban expansion as the major drivers of farming systems change in the Hawassa area of Ethiopia.

Food security
News

A new agrodealer survey explores smallholder’s access to improved maize seed and fertilizer in Tanzania and Uganda.

Innovation and technology
Features

The COMPASS smartphone phone app uses data from farmers and from satellites to provide precise crop management advice.

Farming Systems Agronomist