Posts Tagged ‘Zimbabwe’

CIMMYT-CCAFS scientists identify maize varieties that can withstand drought and high temperatures in Zimbabwe

July 28, 2014

By Florence Sipalla and Jill Cairns/CIMMYT Schoolchildren singing a song they composed about climate change and agriculture at a field day in Gokwe, Zimbabwe. CIMMYT scientists working on the CGIAR Re …

Farmers in southern Africa reap benefits of conservation agriculture

July 1, 2014

CIMMYT’S Global Conservation Agriculture Program Manager, Irene Christiansen, received a first-hand look at the benefits and challenges of practicing conservation agriculture (CA) in southern Africa d …

Workshop gives agronomists tips on writing for scientific journals

June 23, 2014

By Isaiah Nyagumbo/CIMMYT Agronomy scientists got practical, hands-on advice on translating their research data into credible scientific publications during a five-day workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe. Th …

AIP-maize establishes public-private variety evaluation network in Pakistan

June 9, 2014

By AbduRahman Beshir Issa/CIMMYT The maize component of the recently launched Agricultural Innovation Program (AIP) for Pakistan has created a public-private network to evaluate CIMMYT international t …

Integrating gender in post-harvest management

June 4, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT The Effective Grain Storage for Sustainable Livelihoods of African Farmers Project (EGSP) Phase II is conducting a study to help understand gender dynamics in maize post-harve …

Harare station holds field day

May 26, 2014

By Cosmos Magorokosho, Mulugetta Mekuria and Tawanda Mushandu/CIMMYT A strong hailstorm that ravaged the CIMMYT research station in Harare turned out to be an unplanned but effective demonstration for …

Researchers learn use of equipment for improved phenotyping

May 10, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT Andrew Chavangi demonstrates the use of a seed counter. Amini Mataka, a research officer for CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office in Zimbabwe, was one of many Water Effici …

Partners recognize achievements in insect-resistant maize delivery

April 21, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT The Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project received praise for significant progress on field and post-harvest insect pest research at its conclusion last month. “Sev …

Government of Zimbabwe promises to support Grain Storage Project

April 20, 2014

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT Ringson Chitsiko, Zimbabwe’s permanent secretary for Agriculture, Mechanization and Irrigation Development, has reiterated his government’s commitment to support the Effective …

Nutrient management tool wins award

February 12, 2014

By Sam Storr/CIMMYT A tool developed by CIMMYT and the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) offering site-specific nutrient management (SSNM) advice to help farmers achieve higher yields mor …

Silo project celebrates successful first year, calls for policy reforms

November 8, 2013

By Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT Photos: Wandera Ojanji/CIMMYT The wide adoption of metal silos for grain storage by smallholder farmers in eastern and southern Africa requires the identification of policy ga …

CIMMYT trustee receives Yara Prize for agricultural improvement in Africa

September 26, 2013

Photo courtesy of Yara By Brenna Goth/CIMMYT A member of CIMMYT’s Board of Trustees received the 2013 Yara Prize, an award that honors people who have significantly contributed to African agriculture. …

NSIMA: Seeding hope for smallholder farmers through partnerships

August 21, 2013

To achieve food security, smallholder farmers in Southern Africa require access to improved seed and inputs for higher yields. “Seed is one of the key movers in agricultural development,” says John Ma …

The struggle of maize against climate change in Zimbabwe

August 21, 2013

“Maize production is likely to suffer the most due to climate change compared to other crops in Southern Africa,” said CIMMYT physiologist Jill Cairns, who presented on CIMMYT work under the CGIAR Res …

Inspired by women communal farmers

July 13, 2013

Benhilda Masuka is a maize physiologist who joined CIMMYT Zimbabwe in 2009.

Seed systems in a snapshot

June 23, 2013

CIMMYT seed systems specialists Peter Setimela and James Gethi and Crop Breeding Institute’s Busiso Mavankeni review seed parent trials in Kadoma, Zimbabwe.

DTMA traveling workshop combines peer learning and evaluation

June 10, 2013

Covering 2,400 km, a multinational team toured Drought Tolerant Maize in Africa (DTMA) trial and demonstration plots in Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, and Zimbabwe from 21–30 April in a traveling worksho …

Giving power to African farmers: learning from the Indian experience

June 4, 2013

From 29 April to 10 May, 16 agricultural engineers, agronomists, machinery importers, and machinery manufacturers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe took part in a study tour in India organi …

Swiss Ambassador visits CIMMYT-Harare

May 22, 2013

Physiologist Jill Cairns talks about climatechange with the Swiss Ambassador. The Ambassador of Switzerland to Angola, Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Luciano Lavizzari, accompanied by the Swiss Agency …

Successful partners’ day at CIMMYT-Harare showcasing research work

April 29, 2013

The value of CIMMYT’s research work is enhanced through partnerships supporting the development and dissemination of new maize production technologies. To encourage this collaboration, the CIMMYT Sout …