drought

Climate change
News

Global conference will serve as forum for collaboration on crop production in water-limited environments.

Climate change
Features

CIMMYT maize physiologist supports development of new climate-resilient maize varieties that help resource-poor Asian farmers protect their food and income security.

Climate change
In the media

Source: The Third Pole (23 Sep 2019)

CIMMYT, ICIMOD and partners launched a Regional Drought Monitoring and Outlook System for South Asia.

Food security
Features

Partner field days in Kenya presented sustainable solutions to crop threats and innovations in seed and agronomy.

Climate change
News

After Afghanistan, Nepal, and Pakistan, the Regional Drought Monitoring and Outlook System extends its coverage to Bangladesh.

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.

Capacity development