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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 ...
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 ...
Science for farmers and a better food future
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 ...
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 ...
Germplasm movement in the CIMMYT: wheat, triticale and barley breeding programs
The CIMMYT Wheat Program is dealing with the germplasm improvement of four crops: bread wheat, durum wheat, triticale, and barley. The following is a brief description of the Wheat Program's major domestic and international ...