drought

Innovation and technology
News

The manual covers field site selection, effects of weather, crop management and other factors to standardize the required intensity, timing and uniformity of imposed drought stress during field trials.

Food security
Features

In demonstration plots in Kenya, smallholder farmers evaluate and rank maize varieties according to their preferred traits — a feedback that is crucial to CIMMYT’s maize breeding work.

Climate change
Features

Farmers boost their climate resilience and make money as they phase out a 25-year-old maize variety and replace it with drought-tolerant BH661 seeds.

Food security
Features

In annual meeting, STMA project partners build on the successes of research in combatting drought, heat, pests and disease.

Food security
In the media

Source: Xinhua News (17 Apr 2019)

Stephen Mugo said that greater adoption of drought tolerant seeds combined with improved soil and water management is key to cushioning African small-holders from hunger and malnutrition.

Climate change
Press releases

Government support vital for deploying climate-resilient seeds and practices, say agriculture experts

Food security
Features

Farmers are reaping the benefits of SAWA hybrid, an improved maize seed variety designed to withstand drought conditions.

Food security
Features

Drought-tolerant (DT) maize was among 20 success stories featured at International Symposium on Agricultural Innovation for Family Farmers.

Food security

CIMMYT’s director general Martin Kropff met with the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Climate change
Blogs

In southern Africa close to 50 million people are projected to be affected by droughts caused by the current El Niño, write CIMMYT scientists.