Posts Tagged ‘Ethiopia’

Participatory approaches to gender in agricultural development

March 8, 2016

For gender specialist Mulunesh Tsegaye participatory approaches are the best way of ensuring agricultural development projects are responsive to gender dynamics.


Rushing to relieve Ethiopia’s shortage of maize and wheat seed

March 3, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (CIMMYT) — As government and external agencies marshal food relief for millions facing hunger from Ethiopia’s worst drought in decades, the International M …


Ethiopia Wheat Rust Scaling

February 23, 2016

Wheat is a traditional crop cultivated by about five million households on 1.6 million hectares in Ethiopia. Despite the country’s huge potential, the average wheat productivity of 2.5 tonnes per hect …


Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa

February 22, 2016

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa project aims to mitigate drought and other constraints to maize production in sub-Saharan Africa, increasing maize yields by at least one ton per hectare under mo …


Amidst intense drought, investment in scientific research is key

February 22, 2016

El Niño drought-related stress is triggering hunger and food insecurity. Investment in scientific research is key to combating such events.


Maize Lethal Necrosis Diagnostics and Prevention of Seed Transmission

February 19, 2016

Maize is the main staple food for several million families in sub-Saharan Africa. The maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease, which appeared in the region in 2011, has caused major losses to maize crops, …


Farm Mechanization and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification

February 17, 2016

Agricultural intensification is both a need and an opportunity for countries in sub-Sahara Africa. For intensification to occur sustainably — with minimum negative environmental and social consequenc …


Scientists share strategy at conference to halt migratory wheat disease

February 8, 2016

Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.


Wheat rust pathologist Maricelis Acevedo to speak in Washington on E. Africa nurseries

February 4, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Maricelis Acevedo, assistant professor and wheat rust pathologist at North Dakota State University (NDSU), to speak at “Pathogens Without Borders” session, leading a discussion ti …


CIMMYT scientist David Hodson to speak on pathogen surveillance systems in Washington

January 26, 2016

David Hodson delivers presentation at the International Wheat Conference in Sydney, Australia, September 2015. CORNELL/Christopher Knight MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: David Hodson, senior scientist with the I …


CIMMYT scientist Ravi Singh in Washington, D.C. to receive AAAS honor

January 20, 2016

CIMMYT Distinguished Scientist Ravi Singh. CIMMYT/Alfonso Cortes MEDIA ADVISORY WHAT: Distinguished Scientist and Head of Bread Wheat Improvement at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Cente …


Climate change’s surprising opportunity for East African maize farmers

January 8, 2016

With the right varieties, future maize yields in East Africa’s highlands could soar as temperatures increase.


Modeling Africa’s agricultural future

January 8, 2016

CIMMYT held its second training workshop on “Crop Modeling under Uncertain Climate,” from 7-11 December 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Cross-regional efforts produce a toolbar for direct seeding of maize

December 18, 2015

Cheap, light, versatile… and locally manufactured Direct seeding of maize using a two-wheel tractor has been made possible over the past decade or so by manufacturing companies in China, India, and Br …


Balancing economy and ecology: agriculture vs. nature

December 17, 2015

Reconciliation of the right to develop and environmental protection must move beyond global dialogue and be put into practice.


Direct seeding with two-wheel tractors increases wheat yield and saves time in the Ethiopian highlands

December 16, 2015

A service provider in Lemo, Ethiopia. Photo: Frédéric Baudron Agronomic practices that can close the wheat yield gap in the Ethiopian highlands are well known: row planting, precise fertilizer applica …


Reviewing progress and impacts of two core maize projects as they wind up work in sub-Saharan Africa

November 23, 2015

Joseph Mulei on his farm in Machakos County, Kenya, where he planted several drought tolerant hybrid maize varieties including Drought Tego and Sawa (DSL H103). Photo: Brenda Wawa/CIMMYT. About 100 pa …


SIMLESA review finds many successes and major challenges

November 17, 2015

Farmers selecting pigeon pea varieties at Msingisi village, Gairo district, through SIMLESA. Photo: CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes On 16-31 October 2015, the Sustainable Intensification of Ma …


Maintaining a diverse landscape in maize- and wheat-based systems to ensure a nutritious diet

November 17, 2015

Increasing wheat and maize yields in Arsi Negele (southern Ethiopia) is not enough to guarantee a nutritious diet, but maintaining a diverse landscape appears critical. Photo: F. Baudron Arsi Negele, …


Ensuring quality control of nutritious maize by enhancing analytical capacity

November 4, 2015

From L-R: John Banda, Ndashe Kapulu, and Alejandra Miranda working in the lab, August 2015. Photo courtesy of Alejandra Miranda. Development and deployment of nutritious maize with higher protein qual …