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Innovation for food and nutritional security
Going to scale: How do Conservation Agriculture practices spread among farmers in Kenya?
(CIMMYT; KALRO; ACIAR, 2016)
Demonstration sites will continue to be centers of experimentation and learning for farmers. The results presented in this brief, demonstrates the efficacy of the demonstration approach to agriculture extension. It is ...
Liming of smallholder soils in Zimbabwe
Most of the soils in smallholders areas of Zimbabwe are acidic. This is one of the main reasons that crops grow poorly. Lime is a low cost amendment which makes soils less acidic. Lime has been widely used by commercial ...
Mucuna (Kalongonda): the best legume for soil fertility in Malawi
Mucuna pruriens (velvet bean or kalongonda) is a legume, which gets most of its nitrogen (N) from the air and adds N to the soil from the leaves and stems that fail during the season. The more N added to the soil, the ...
A sampling of CIMMYT impacts, 1999: new global and regional studies
CIMMYT and its partners engage in one of the world’s most ambitious humanitarian endeavors: together, we form a global wheat and maize improvement system that seeks to better the lives of millions of poor farmers and ...
IRD CIMMYT: the apomixis project -- a revolution in seed technology sows new hope in farmers' fields
(IRD; CIMMYT, 1998)
Poor and subsistence farmers, lacking hybrid and improved maize varieties, struggle daily to eke out an existence from low yielding plants that offer little resistance to destructive insects and diseases. In many of the ...
Feasibility study of Climate-Smart Agriculture for rural communities in Southern Africa: the approach
"A Climate-Smart Agriculture (CSA) innovation is a technology or practice that increases farm productivity and profitability; helps farmers cope with negative efects of climate change and build resilience; and mitigate ...
Can we scale out Climate-Smart Agriculture?
The CIMMYT Economics Program
CIMMYT economists ask and answer fundamental questions about CIMMYT’s maize and wheat research: Do our research products help people? How do they help them? Can we design research products that are better at meeting farmers’ ...
Seeds of innovation: CIMMYT's strategy for helping to reduce poverty and hunger by 2020
The strategic choices made by CIMMYT and its partners will improve their capacity to contribute to the UN Millennium Development Goals of halving poverty and hunger through maize and wheat research. Their strategic choices ...