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Fighting the fall armyworm through collective action
(Feed the Future; CIMMYT; USAID; CGIAR, 2018)
The Fall Armyworm (FAW; Spodoptera frugiperda), a highly destructive insect-pest indigenous to the Americas, has been reported in Africa since January 2016. FAW is capable of attacking more than 80 different plant species, ...
Diagnostics and management of maize lethal necrosis
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is leading collective efforts to control the spread of Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN) disease that appeared in eastern Africa in 2011 and is considered the worst ...
Combating drought in southern Africa: from relief to resilience
Alarming news about the extent of an El-Niño induced drought in southern Africa, Asia and Latin America is now dominating news coverage. In southern Africa, close to 50 million people are projected to be affected and ...