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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.
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 for hungry soils
The Improved Maize for African Soils (IMAS) project is developing maize varieties that respond better to the small amounts of fertilizer that farmers in eastern and southern Africa can afford to apply to their crops (less ...
Agricultural solutions in Africa : a slideshow
Agriculture will be key to the future of Africa—and Africa, with its enormous potential, will play a decisive role in the future of agriculture and global food security. This Africa Day, 25 May 2012, we celebrate CIMMYT's ...
Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for food security in Eastern and Southern Africa
This 15-minute video provides insights into the SIMLESA multi-partner initiative being implemented in five African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. SIMLESA most notable activity is the breeding ...
Wheat for Africa
Presentation by Dr. Fentahun Mengistu, EIAR Director General (Ethiopia), delivered at the Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security in Ciudad Obregon (Mexico) on March 27, 2014.
Maize lethal necrosis disease : a new challenge for maize scientists in East Africa
Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease. A new challenge for maize scientists in East Africa.
International Cold Tolerant Sorghum Program
Dr. Vartan Guiragosian reports on the International Cold Tolerant Sorghum Program with ICRISAT