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Powering smallholder agriculture in Eastern and Southern Africa
This digital story depicts the way in which 2-wheel tractors can offer a solution for the decrease in farm power in Eastern and Southern Africa. Commissioned and published by: The African Conservation Tillage Network (ACT) ...
Resistance of Bt-maize (MON810) against the stem borers Busseola fusca (Fuller) and Chilo partellus (Swinhoe) and its yield performance in Kenya
A study was conducted to assess the performance of maize hybrids with Bt event MON810 (Bt-hybrids) against the maize stem borer Busseola fusca (Fuller) in a biosafety greenhouse (BGH) and against the spotted stem borer ...
Better grain storage, better futures for all
In Africa, farmers lose between 20-30 percent of their maize harvest to insect infestation, rodent attack and decay due to poor postharvest handling. The Effective Grain Storage Project by CIMMYT and the Swiss Agency for ...
The important question series : Mrs. Sicily Fariuki - Kenya, State Department of Agriculture
The Ministry of Agriculture of Kenya, Mrs. Sicily K. Fariuki, visited Mexico and CIMMYT upon expressed interest on a nixtamalization concept note for Africa that is being led by Drs. Natalia Palacios and Stephen Mugo, in ...
The important question : Ana Laura Ayala - AMEXCID
Ana Laura Ayala, Deputy Director on technical Cooperation for Africa and Middle East explains the importance of this bilateral cooperation between Mexico and Kenya.
The important question series : Charles Bett - KALRO Katumani
Charles Bett, Senior Research Officer - KALRO Katumani talks about how nixtamalization could improve nutrition and food security in Kenya.
The importante question series : Peter Mwangi Njunga - UMA
Representative of the United Millers Association, Mr. Mwangi Njunga explains the benefits from the PPP that have impacted the Kenyan market.
Fight against MLN : field day Jan-20-2016
Though maize lethal necrosis (MLN) has devastated smallholder farmers and seed companies in eastern Africa region since 2011 when it was officially reported in Kenya, ongoing intensive research work will soon bring the ...