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Towards self sufficiency
This workshop aims to create a better awareness among maize researchers of their mutual problems and approaches to solving them, as well as to strengthen regional cooperation.
Newsletter / Bulletin
Striga weed control with herbicide-coated maize seed
The witchweed Striga decimates maize, millet, sorghum, upland rice and Napier throughout sub-Sahara Africa. From the high plateau of East Africa where peasant farmers struggle to survive on tiny fields of maize, to the ...
Successful community-based seed production strategies
Designed to address the issues that limit the access of small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa to quality, affordable seed of the crops on which they depend for food security and livelihoods, this collection of articles ...
The ninth regional wheat workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
(CIDA Eastern Africa Cereals Program; CIMMYT, 1996)
This paper presents an overview of issues related to the current status of wheat research, production and consumption in eleven countries of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. It also illustrates national trends since ...
Proceedings of the: 12th Regional Wheat Workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
Like its predecessors, the 12th Regional Wheat Workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, held at Merica Hotel in Nakuru, Kenya , 22–26 November 2004 provided a forum where wheat scientists from the region could ...
Developing sustainable wheat production systems: the eighth regional wheat workshop for Eastern, Central and Southern Africa
According to the workshop theme, "Developing Sustainable Wheat Production Systems", the results of this workshop are of direct interest to us as one of the poorest countries in the Third World. Whereas Africa is vastly ...
South, Central and East Afica in conjunction with the Inaugural Biennial Meeting of the AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION OF ZAMBIA at Mount Makulu Research Station, Chilanga
This first ever Wheat Workshop being held here at Mount Makulu Central Research Station, and which has been jointly organized by the wheat researchers in my ministry and the Agricultural Science Association of Zambia. Mr. ...
Genetic diversity of African maize inbred lines revealed by SSR markers
(BioMed Central, 2007)
Knowledge of genetic diversity (GD) and relationships among maize inbred lines is indispensable in a breeding program. Our objectives were to (1) investigate the level of genetic diversity among maize inbred lines and (2) ...
Breeding and disseminating quality protein maize (QPM) for Africa
(Academic Journals, 2007)
Quality protein maize (QPM) describes a range of maize cultivars with twice the content of limiting amino acids lysine and tryptophan compared with conventional maize, and has been developed to help reduce human malnutrition ...