Soybean production in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to grow by over 2% per annum to meet the increasing demand. However, as production increases, significant challenges caused by diseases, pests, declining soil fertility, and other abiotic factors remain.
Plant Health Innovation Platform at Kiboko, Kenya: integrating and testing eco-friendly solutions against fall armywormEnvironmental health and biodiversity
Participatory testing of fall armyworm (FAW) solutions is helping to find eco-friendly and cost-effective integrated pest management (IPM) packages in Kenya.
CIMMYT presents data to Tropentag on potential benefits of women participation in household decisions on crop farming and variety selection.
Achievements and next steps discussed at the review meeting in Nairobi, Kenya.
Weather data and crop disease simulations can power predictions of wheat blast outbreaks, new study showsEnvironmental health and biodiversity
Protecting farmers from wheat blast, a lethal plant disease, could be made easier through enhanced monitoring and forecasting tools.
Drought-tolerant maize and use of forecasting in agriculture praised by the Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationClimate adaptation and mitigation
CIMMYT and CGIAR scientists develop drought-tolerant maize and use forecast information to prevent the spread of crop diseases.
The developments will create capacity for national and international research and improve processes for disease screening in wheat.
The Initiative targets a broad range of pests and diseases affecting cereals, legumes, potato, sweet potato, cassava, banana and other vegetables.
Genomic selection is a promising tool to select for spot blotch resistance and index-based selection to select for spot blotch resistance, heading and plant height.
Researchers use genome-wide association mapping approach to identify new regions with resistance to the disease.
Nepali researchers get trained on rapid diagnostics tool and get ready to monitor yellow rust in the 2022/23 wheat season.
The manual builds on the lessons of a decade of work on MLN management in sub-Saharan Africa by CIMMYT and its partners.