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Affordable, Accessible Asian Drought Tolerant Maize Project

March 20, 2016

Smallholder maize farmers in marginal environments in Asia are prone to drought due to either scanty/erratic rainfall or falling groundwater levels. The Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tol …


5th International Cereal Nematode Initiative Workshop

October 13, 2015

Photo: Participants signing in at the registration desk. Photo: Deliang Peng The 5th International Cereal Nematode Initiative (ICNI) Workshop was held in Ankara, Turkey, on 12-16 September 2015. Durin …


AAA hybrids move towards commercialization

August 24, 2015

PLC6 is a term used to refer to an advanced stage of hybrid testing at Syngenta, a partner of the Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tolerant Maize Project. Four hybrids, representing combina …


Maize lethal necrosis: a serious threat to food security in eastern Africa and beyond

May 7, 2015

Participants are shown how to inspect maize fields for MLN symptoms and how to collect samples for laboratory analysis. Maize lethal necrosis (MLN) has rapidly emerged as one of the deadliest maize di …


Screening for maize lethal necrosis (MLN) – May 2015

April 14, 2015

CIMMYT wishes to announce that the start of the planting season for the 2015A planting season at the KALRO–CIMMYT maize lethal necrosis (MLN) artificial inoculation screening site at Naivasha, Kenya. …


Partnership on maize lethal necrosis in Africa makes significant progress

August 19, 2014

Partners of the Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) project in Africa, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA), came together to review and dis …


Affordable drought-tolerant maize for small holder farmers

July 30, 2014

By Anita Mins There is a growing need for drought-tolerant maize cultivars among smallholder farmers in developing countries, particularly in Asia where the cultivars’ development is a technical reali …


Maize lethal necrosis screening facility seeing signs of success

June 3, 2014

CIMMYT pathologist George Mahuku and MLN technician Janet Kimunye examine tassels for pollen production on an infected plant. MLN causes a symptom called ‘tassel blast’ where the tassels of infected p …


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 …


CIMMYT leads fight against lethal maize disease in eastern Africa

November 29, 2013

By Florence Sipalla/CIMMYT CIMMYT is leading collaborative research efforts to control the deadly maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease that is devastating crops in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. F …


New facilities inaugurated in Kenya to aid agriculture in East Africa

October 7, 2013

By Miriam Shindler/CIMMYT Felix Koskei, Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, unveils the plaque of the Doubled Haploid Facility in Kiboko, Makueni County. Looking on is Bodduppali Prasanna, dire …


New facility investigates the hidden half of maize

September 30, 2013

By P.H. Zaidi/CIMMYT A new facility at CIMMYT-Hyderabad, India, will allow researchers to assess and quantify key root traits and their dynamics under various growing conditions. CIMMYT’s new root phe …


CIMMYT welcomes new partner in MasAgro

August 26, 2013

Left: Belisario Domínguez Méndez, Director General of Productivity and Technological Development for Mexico Subsecretary of Agriculture, SAGARPA; middle: Tom Short, Deputy Director General of CIMMYT C …


Affordable, Accessible, Asian (AAA) Drought Tolerant Maize Annual Meeting 2013

June 6, 2013

“This project is a rare example of a public-private partnership capable of delivering products to farmers,” said Mike Robinson of the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) at the Affo …


1st International Crown Rot Workshop for Wheat Improvement

November 24, 2012

Crown rot, a fungal soil borne disease of wheat caused by several species of Fusarium, causes significant yield losses on wheat, especially under postanthesis drought stress, and is particularly probl …


Updating Kenyan stakeholders on progress

November 9, 2007

This past Thursday, CIMMYT’s Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project organized a well-attended meeting to update its stakeholders, project participants, and journalists on the past year’s pro …


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