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Maize for hungry soils
The Improved Maize for African Soils (IMAS) project is developing maize varieties that respond better to the small amounts of fertilizer that farmers in eastern and southern Africa can afford to apply to their crops (less ...
Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA)
Listen to what Tsedeke Abate, leader of the DTMA program, has to say about maize in Africa and the importance of planning ahead for more and more frequent droughts.
Stress-tolerant maize in eastern and southern Africa
In 2006, CIMMYT was presented with the CGIAR's highest recognition for science for development—the King Baudouin Award. The award recognized work on stress-tolerant maize in eastern and southern Africa. This is research ...
Maize that thrives in poor soils
The Improved Maize for African Soils (IMAS) is developing maize varieties that can thrive with the little fertilizer farmers in East and Southern Africa can afford to apply due to high fertilizer prices in the region. The ...
International Cold Tolerant Sorghum Program
Dr. Vartan Guiragosian reports on the International Cold Tolerant Sorghum Program with ICRISAT
Sustainable intensification of maize legume systems for food security in Eastern and Southern Africa
This 15-minute video provides insights into the SIMLESA multi-partner initiative being implemented in five African countries: Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania. SIMLESA most notable activity is the breeding ...
Maize lethal necrosis disease : a new challenge for maize scientists in East Africa
Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease. A new challenge for maize scientists in East Africa.