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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 ...
Drought-tolerant maize for Africa: better food security and livelihoods - Highlights of 2008
(ITTA; CIMMYT, 2008)
These are the dreams that a broad alliance involving CIMMYT and IITA, national research and extension programs, local seed companies, and non-governmental organizations – more than 50 partners in 20 nations of sub-Saharan ...
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 ...
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CYMMYT natural resources group: helping today's resource-poor maize and wheat farmers secure tomorrow's harvest
The NRG works to boost harvests while reducing the costs of farming-for people and the environment-with a focus on soil, water, and farming systems diversity. To accomplish this, NRG staff identify, test, and promote ...
Cowpea: a traditional multipurpose grain legume for smallholders in Zimbabwe
Cowpea (Vigna ungulculata) is a versatile annual grain legume that is widely planted by smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe, usually as an intercrop with maize. Farmers grow a range of types that include those with an indeterminate ...
Maize and wheat for the developing world
CIMMYT works with partners worldwide, applying science to develop better maize and wheat varieties and farming practices for the developing world. The center is donor-funded and non-profit. It produces global public goods ...
Focusing on food safety, CIMMYT researchers develop experimental maize and wheat varieties that better resist fungal diseases and pests in the field and in storage, as well as cropping and grain storage practices that help ...
CIMMYT in sub-Saharan Africa: weaving the fabric of better livelihoods
Agriculture engages nearly nine-tenths of the populace in sub-Saharan Africa. Drought, depleted soils, unfavorable polices, disease, and armed conflict ravage productivity, health, and hope for a better life. By mobilizing ...
La capacitación en el CIMMYT: Actividades que enriquecen el conocimiento de los investigadores
Los investigadores que asisten a nuestros cursos constituyen un factor fundamental para el logro de la seguridad alimentaria en sus paises de origen. Al capacitarlos, el CIMMYT los ayuda a ayudar a los agricuJtores mas ...