drought

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
Capacity development
Features

To ensure that quality seed standards are maintained, CIMMYT supports partners such as national agricultural research institutions and seed producers in acquisition and production of pure early generation seed.

Food security
Features

Since 2006, CIMMYT has developed 200 drought-tolerant varieties and hybrids, many of which possess desirable traits such as resistance to major diseases.

Food security
Features

Locally adapted marketing initiatives are successfully converting farmers to the high-performing, drought-tolerant maize variety Lubango in Tanzania.

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.