Posts Tagged ‘Ethiopia’

W4A Day Four: A momentus day for wheat in Africa

October 11, 2012

It was another exhausting, but productive day at the Wheat for Food Security in Africa conference at Addis Ababa, culminating in a wonderful evening of traditional dancing and the Injera cuisine so ty …


W4A Day Three: The real world of wheat in Ethiopia

October 10, 2012

After two days in UNECA, a trip to farmers’ fields, seed production sites, and wheat research platforms provided participants with some welcome fresh air and the chance to see the reality of wheat pro …


W4A Day Two: Policies, profits, and producing more wheat

October 9, 2012

An exhausting, productive day on Day Two of Wheat for Food Security in Africa. Participants arrived bright and early for expert presentations and round-table discussions on abiotic/biotic stresses, ma …


W4A Day One: Food security, consumer demand, and changing the way Africa sees wheat

October 8, 2012

It’s day one at Wheat for Food Security in Africa, and Cobus Le Roux has just finished outlining the production, constraints, market, and future of wheat in Southern Africa. This morning participants …


Wheat for Food Security in Africa – The Conference Begins Tomorrow!

October 7, 2012

Here in Addis Ababa, excitement is building as more than 200 participants arrive and register for the conference on Wheat for Food Security in Africa, organized by CIMMYT, the International Center for …


Partners meet in Ethiopia to launch Adoption Pathways

October 1, 2012

The first planning and inception meeting of the ‘Identifying socioeconomic constraints to and incentives for faster technology adoption: Pathways to sustainable intensification in Eastern and Southern …


SIMLESA researchers discuss monitoring and evaluation

September 20, 2012

The fourth workshop on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) organized by the Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) initiative to …


Capacity building in gender mainstreaming for SIMLESA

August 15, 2012

The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA) initiative held its third workshop on gender mainstreaming at the International Lives …


DTMA takes a closer look at gender issues

July 2, 2012

Last week, the Drought Tolerant Maize in Africa (DTMA) Project hosted gender consultant Diana Pritchard in Ethiopia and Kenya. In Ethiopia, Diana met with CIMMYT project staff. In Kenya, she attended …


Wheat improvement trainees successfully conclude course

June 19, 2012

After spending 2 months and a half in Obregon and two weeks in Batan, participants in the 2012 Wheat Improvement Course celebrated their graduation at CIMMYT’s El Batán headquarters last Thursday 31. …


Tsedeke Abate joins CIMMYT as DTMA Project Leader

May 17, 2012

A citizen of Ethiopia, Tsedeke Abate joined CIMMYT Global Maize Program on 08 May 2012, and has taken over responsibilities from Wilfred Mwangi as the project leader of the Drought Tolerant Maize for …


Africa recruits research partners to secure its food

May 15, 2012

ACIAR’s Dr. John Dixon and Dr. Daniel Rodriguez of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, with farmers from Melkassa, Ethiopia A maize – legume farm in Tanzania Government extens …


Maize without borders: Reforming maize seed sector policies to meet farmers’ needs in Africa

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 10, October 2008 Senior policy makers from sub-Saharan Africa have recently made recommendations for policy actions to reform operations in the maize seed sector. At stake is …


Report from the field: Wheat stem rust resistance screening at Njoro, Kenya

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 12, December 2008 A deadly new pathogen is carrying off wheat farmers’ harvests in eastern Africa, affecting the balance of trade in countries like Kenya, and threatening vast …


Moving uphill: Maize’s growing role in Ethiopia

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 6 no. 1, January 2009   Fueled by high-yielding varieties and national initiatives to promote the crop in highland areas, maize’s popularity is mounting rapidly in Ethiopia. Be …


Million-dollar vote of confidence from Mexican farmers and state officials

May 14, 2012

CIMMYT E-News, vol 5 no. 4, April 2008 Nobel Peace Laureate Norman E. Borlaug anchors the announcement of a global, Cornell-coordinated project to combat a deadly wheat disease, and a Mexican farmer o …


Resistant wheats and Ethiopian farmers battle deadly fungus

May 14, 2012

When a devastating stripe rust epidemic hit Ethiopia last year, newly-released wheat varieties derived from international partnerships proved resistant to the disease, and are now being multiplied for …


MELISA: Mechanization for SIMLESA

May 4, 2012

Farm mechanization has progressed little if at all in sub-Saharan Africa, due to a lack of demand, promotion of unsuitable or unreliable machines, little support infrastructure, promotion of inappropr …


NuME set to boost nutrition of Ethiopian children

April 26, 2012

During 26-28 March 2012, CIMMYT scientists, partners, and collaborators met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the Inception Planning Workshop of the NuME project. NuME (Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia) is a …


Policy recommendations to improve the seed sector in eastern and southern Africa

November 7, 2011

During 26-27 October 2011, seed policy experts met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a workshop on “Maize seed sector development in eastern and southern Africa”, to chart the way forward for the regions’ …