Posts Tagged ‘Kenya’
Naivasha, Kenya 2017. Photo: CIMMYT/ P.Lowe In the last decade, the climate of Africa has been changing in dramatic ways. Many regions face unpredictable levels of rainfall, which can lead both drough …
Index insurance is one of the top 10 innovations for climate-proof farming. Photo: P. Lowe/ CIMMYT New insurance products geared towards smallholder farmers can help them recover their losses, and eve …
Traditional farming systems in Africa must be updated for today’s climate and market challenges, according to a new article from the University of Queensland.
The maize lethal necrosis screening site in Kenya will begin its second screening cycle of 2017 at the end of October.
Researchers from across the globe assembled in Nairobi for a 10-day training course on increasing genetic gains in maize by integrating novel technologies in breeding.
The new maize lethal necrosis online portal provides up-to-date information and surveillance tools to help researchers control and stop the spread of the deadly disease.
Climate change’s impact in eastern and southern Africa has driven many farmers to seek new planting techniques that maintain or increase crop production, despite fewer resources.
Fall armyworm devastates crops in sub-Saharan Africa: A quick and coordinated regional response is requiredJune 2, 2017
The head of CIMMYT’s Global Maize Program highlights the potential impact of the fall armyworm pest and how CGIAR researchers are contributing to a quick and coordinated response across the Africa.
Representatives gathered to discuss how maize seed systems in Africa can be strengthened through quality assurance control measures.
NAIROBI, Kenya (28 April 2017) – Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest to avoid economic hardship for smallholder farmers across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massi …
Global experts and stakeholders meet to develop fall armyworm emergency plan and management strategy for AfricaApril 25, 2017
NAIROBI, Kenya – Smallholder farmers in eastern, southern and western Africa are facing a major threat to their crops from the fall armyworm, which has so far damaged almost 300,000 hectares of maize. …
CIMMYT is organizing a two week international training course on increasing genetic gains through integration of novel tools and technologies.
CIMMYT will conduct a regional training workshop on quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) of maize seed value chains in Nairobi, Kenya from May 17-19, 2017.
In a special interview to mark International Women’s Day, CIMMYT gender specialist Rahma Adam detailed how her research aims to improve the agricultural productivity of women in south and eastern Afri …
Despite its large-scale impact across Africa, smallholder farming largely remains a low technology, subsistence activity.
Artificial inoculation of maize germplasm at the MLN screening site in Naivasha, Kenya. B. Wawa/CIMMYT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) — The first screening activity for the 2017A planti …
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE KAMPALA, Uganda (CIMMYT) – The agricultural research sector is taking aim at a longtime foe of African smallholder farmers — old seeds. More than 100 research partners and funde …
Improved maize varieties offer new economic opportunity to families in Kenya.
Three major commercial maize seed exporting countries in southern Africa found free from maize lethal necrosisNovember 25, 2016
Three major commercial maize-growing and seed exporting countries in southern Africa were found to be so far free from the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease.
Combating spread of MLN in Africa poses unique but surmountable challenges, seed health specialist saysNovember 14, 2016
Maize lethal necrosis poses a major concern to researchers, seed companies and farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.