An outgrower in Uganda makes good profit from drought tolerant maize that in turn boosts his mircofinance business, transforming him into a successful businessman. Read More
NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) – Millions of women across Africa continue to drive agriculture and for one Francisca Mbula, a mother of five in her late 50s, her successful journey in farming is credited to her 30-year old eldest son Nzioka Kivanga. Read More
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) and its partners have unveiled a new project – Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) – to diminish devastating environmental effects in maize production that occur simultaneously across many regions in sub-Saharan Africa. Read More
NAIROBI, Kenya (CIMMYT) – Twenty-nine Ph.D. and master’s level scientists from the Africa Plant Breeding Academy from 17 countries across Africa interacted with scientists from the Global Maize Program. The focus of the interactive session was to share knowledge and progress on maize breeding work in sub-Saharan Africa.
KOLA, Kenya (CIMMYT) – A new video aimed at raising awareness among farmers about high-yielding, drought-tolerant maize varieties was produced by Michigan State University. Farmers discuss the challenges of food scarcity related to poor maize seeds that wither because of moderate drought conditions prevalent in the area. Read More