Posts Tagged ‘Zimbabwe’

Amidst intense drought, investment in scientific research is key

February 22, 2016

El Niño drought-related stress is triggering hunger and food insecurity. Investment in scientific research is key to combating such events.


Farm Mechanization and Conservation Agriculture for Sustainable Intensification

February 17, 2016

Agricultural intensification is both a need and an opportunity for countries in sub-Sahara Africa. For intensification to occur sustainably — with minimum negative environmental and social consequenc …


Scientists share strategy at conference to halt migratory wheat disease

February 8, 2016

Wheat scientists visit Washington to receive honor, detail research successes at American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting.


Thirty years of supporting maize farmers in southern Africa

January 11, 2016

CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office celebrates three decades of developing new maize varieties for farmers across the region.


African maize farmers get support to mitigate impact of poor soils

December 3, 2015

As the global community marks World Soil Day, African smallholder farmers are contending with low yields due to low-fertility soils prevalent in most parts of sub-Saharan Africa, affecting food securi …


Study reveals challenges in southern Africa’s soil carbon uptake

November 23, 2015

Cheesman in a direct-seeded maize-soybean rotation in Chavakadzi village, Shamva District, Zimbabwe. Photo: Christian Thierfelder A new study led by ETH Zürich graduate Stephanie Cheesman, along with …


Drought-tolerant maize to the rescue as hunger threatens 1.5 million in Zimbabwe

October 21, 2015

CIMMYT and its partners are working to increase the productivity of maize-based farming systems to ensure food security and increase incomes.


SADC ambassadors hear how CIMMYT-SARO is helping to achieve regional food security

October 13, 2015

CIMMYT seed system specialist presents achievements in southern Africa food security to regional ambassadors in Harare, Zimbabwe.


Green manure crop cover reduces need for mineral fertilizer in Africa

October 5, 2015

Green manures are an affordable and environmentally friendly alternative to fertilizer for many farmers in southern Africa.


Government of Zimbabwe and CIMMYT to establish maize lethal necrosis (MLN) quarantine facility at Mazowe

August 18, 2015

A modern quarantine facility will be established this year to safely import maize breeding materials and proactively breed for MLN resistance and tolerance.


Zimbabwe and CIMMYT to establish maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility

August 12, 2015

A modern quarantine facility to safely import maize breeding materials to southern Africa, and to enable local institutions to proactively breed for resistance against Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) dise …


Government of Zimbabwe and CIMMYT to establish maize lethal necrosis quarantine facility at Mazowe

August 11, 2015

A modern quarantine facility will be set up in Zimbabwe to safely import materials and proactively breed for resistance against MLN.


CIMMYT-SARO steps up efforts in war against malnutrition

August 3, 2015

CIMMYT is stepping up efforts to combat malnutrition through agricultural research and the release of orange maize varieties.


The Skywalker Project: soaring to new heights

June 24, 2015

Though its name implies science fiction, Skywalker’s results have been incredibly real. A small, unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with remote sensing devices, Skywalker flies over maize fields collect …


Conservation agriculture in Africa: where does it fit?

June 9, 2015

The controversial debate among researchers about the suitability of conservation agriculture for smallholder farmers in Africa continues while millions face food insecurity and degrading resources.


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 …


CIMMYT appoints a new regional representative for Africa

April 24, 2015

Stephen Mugo CIMMYT has appointed Stephen Mugo as the new CIMMYT–Africa Regional Representative (CRR) and the CIMMYT–Kenya Country Representative (CCR). He takes over these two roles from the late Wil …


Inspired and inspiring lady, Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, leaving CIMMYT Board

April 16, 2015

Photo credit: CIMMYT Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is one of Africa’s leading advocates for food and nutrition security. As chief executive officer and head of mission of the Africa-wide Food, Agricultur …


Canadian foodgrains bank highlights CIMMYT’s Christian Thierfelder’s work in conservation agriculture

April 13, 2015

Christian Thierfelder, CIMMYT senior agronomist stationed at Harare, Zimbabwe, was recently profiled by the Canadian Foodgrains Bank for his work promoting conservation agriculture techniques for smal …


CIMMYT–SARO@30

April 8, 2015

Targeting increasing farm-level food security and productivity to mitigate the effects of climate risk and change: Through the SIMLESA Project, smallholder farmers practice sustainable intensification …


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