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Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa: Project brief
(CIMMYT; IITA, 2016)
More than 208 million households in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) depend on maize for food security and economic wellbeing, but maize productivity in this region is the lowest among the world regions. The slow adoption of new ...
Tracing the path: What happens to maize and legumes from research to farm and market in Central Mozambique?
(CIMMYT; ACIAR; IIAM, 2016)
Maize is Mozambique’s staple, grown by 95 percent of smallholder farmers. Legumes are the most important sources of proteins for rural Mozambicans, especially cowpeas and common beans. Additionally, common beans are a cash ...
Are structured value chains possible or necessary? some highlights from Ethiopian and Kenyan maize and legume markets
(CIMMYT; EIAR; KALRO; ACIAR, 2016)
A core pillar of sustainable agricultural intensification is the farm level financial viability of such intensification. This will (almost surely) be mediated by well-functioning agricultural markets and value chains. This ...
The benefit package: the promise of conservation agriculture in maize-based systems of Malawi and Mozambique
(ACIAR; CIMMYT; DARS; IIAM, 2016)
In addition to the long-term ecological benefits, conservation agriculture (CA) is attractive to farmers due to its short-term resource saving effects with little, if any, yield penalty. Compared to conventional practices, ...
Responding to climate change: fact Sheet
Over 90% of work at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) relates to climate change, with breeding for drought tolerance stretching back to the 1970s. Climate change is already happening. Without ...
Maize variety options for Africa
(CIMMYT; IITA, 2016)
CIMMYT Southern Africa: enhancing income, food and nutritional security through science and partnerships since 1985
“Maize is life” to many of southern Africa’s most vulnerable. While in the last 50 years the production of cereal crops in the developing world has tripled, with only a 30% increase in cultivated land area, the impact of ...
CIMMYT in Africa
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) is a non-profit agricultural research for development organization working to improve maize and wheat farming systems for farmers, particularly smallholders and ...
CIMMYT in Southern Africa: Improving food and nutritional security through science and partnerships
CIMMYT-SARO is focused on the development and deployment of climateresilient technologies to sustainably increase productivity and profitability, reduce yield variability and lower the impact on the environment. As part ...