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A field interview : from school teacher to progressive farmer
Episode 1 of the series "A field interview" follows Geraldo Gálvez Orozco, a Mexican farmer in the state of Hidalgo. During the interview, Geraldo speaks about beginning his career as a farmer at age 64 after retiring ...
Market gaps in Africa
Christian Thierfelder, a Conservation Agriculture Specialist stationed in Zimbabwe, tells us over a cup of coffee why market gaps exist in Africa.
Stress-tolerant maize in eastern and southern Africa
In 2006, CIMMYT was presented with the CGIAR's highest recognition for science for development—the King Baudouin Award. The award recognized work on stress-tolerant maize in eastern and southern Africa. This is research ...
Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA)
Listen to what Tsedeke Abate, leader of the DTMA program, has to say about maize in Africa and the importance of planning ahead for more and more frequent droughts.
A field interview : Maize in a Nepalese Women's Cooperative
Episode 5 of the series "A field interview" follows a group of women growing maize for themselves and for their community in a self-started cooperative.
Benefiting farmers: Metal Silos
Cecilia Wangui Ndung'u, a farmer in Embu, Kenya, has used metal silos for the last 4 years. In this interview, Cecilia speaks on storage problems from the past and the benefits of safely storing her grain.
Maize in the developing world
This video highlights the challenges and opportunities facing maize production by following those that depend most on the crop: farmers.
Maize that thrives in poor soils
The Improved Maize for African Soils (IMAS) is developing maize varieties that can thrive with the little fertilizer farmers in East and Southern Africa can afford to apply due to high fertilizer prices in the region. The ...
Why is wheat a strategic crop for Africa?
In the 1990's, economists considered wheat to be a "minor food" for consumers in sub-Saharan Africa. But wheat is a no longer a minor crop. African countries will spend about US$20 billion to import some 40 million tons ...
Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease : a farmer's plea
Africa's fight against Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN), a disease affecting the continent's most important crop.