A new book draws on experiences of men and women farmers across eastern and southern Africa who bravely embraced change to improve their farming methods and the lives and livelihoods of their families.
Research busts common myths about agricultural labor in Africa, suggests a shift in mechanization policy
New study shows African farming households are far more dependent on labor markets, and much more inclined to hire mechanization services, than previously assumed.
How important is farming relative to non-farm activities for the income of young rural Africans?
By reducing drudgery, irrigation and costs, conservation agriculture enables the soil of the charlands to produce rice and maize yields consecutively.
Minister Müller explored the campus and heard about CIMMYT’s latest innovations in maize and wheat research.
Self-help groups in Bihar are putting thousands of rural women in touch with agricultural innovations, benefiting households and the environment.
CIMMYT sociologist believes there is one vital resource that remains untapped to increase food security and boost livelihoods.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (9 Mar 2019)
Australian High Commissioner to Bangladesh visited female farmers adopting conservation agriculture for sustainable intensification technologies through CIMMYT project funded by ACIAR.
Source: Times of India (9 Mar 2019)
CIMMYT and Icar-Atari Ludhiana organized a workshop on the eve of International Women’s Day titled ‘Empowering rural women for addressing agricultural air pollution’.
Women have the potential to be drivers of agricultural transformation.
This year the group harvested more than 3,300 kg from seven acres of land.
These entrepreneurs are breaking social barriers while improving household nutrition and livelihoods.
Source: Addis Standard (1 Mar 2019)
Drawing on GENNOVATE case studies from two wheat-growing communities, the authors examine how women and men smallholders innovate with improved wheat seed, row planting and the broad bed maker.
A new guidebook promotes improved seed and farming technologies for men and women, with the goal of increasing adoption rates.
Source: The Reporter (16 Feb 2019)
A new report shows that gender inequality in Ethiopia is hampering efforts to reach the government’s goal of wheat self-sufficiency by 2022.