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The latest STMA Bulletin is out
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The latest from the Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) initiative. This issue talks about product profiling, costing of maize breeding, highlights of CIMMYT's Kenya Annual Partner Days and portraits of Kenyan farmers who have adopted stress-tolerant maize varieties. Read STMA Bulletin - 17-10-2019vf   Download
STMA Bulletin April-June 2019
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Some of the latest research breakthrough and impact from the Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa initiative. Download
STMA Bulletin Jan-March 2019
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Maize ear imaging tool for faster breeding selection, testimonies of farmers adopting drought-tolerant maize varieties in Kenya, how to do gender sensitive variety promotion and research on the seed value chain.  Find out about the latest developments of the Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa initiative. Download
STMA January – March 2017 Issue 1
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Access to affordable improved maize varieties by part of the 200 million African smallholders who relentlessly grow and depend on maize for food and livelihood is a key focus for CIMMYT and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA). Together with partners they are working to boost Africa’s maize farming and seed systems through the Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) project. Download
DT Maize Vol.4 no.3
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The last edition of DTMaize bulletin in 2015 focuses on maize production in Kenya. Maize accounts for 40 percent of all crop area, and is Kenya’s most important crop, accounting for more than 51 percent of all staples grown in the country. Maize is produced for both home consumption and market – with small-scale farmers only selling an estimated 20 percent of their production. The bulletin also highlights the end of Africa’s two key maize projects – the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa and Improved Maize for African Soils – that wind up after 8 and 5 years (respectively) of maize work in sub-Saharan Africa. Download
DT Maize Vol. 2 No. 1 March 2013
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DT Maize is a quarterly publication of the DTMA (Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its aim is to inform partners and the general public at large about developments related to drought tolerant maize in Sub- Saharan Africa. It publishes short, general articles, relevant news, and events related to DTMA. Articles and news on all aspects of maize in Africa from sister projects and other partners are also welcome. Any feedback from our readers would be appreciated. Download
DT MAIZE. A quarterly Bulletin of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Project
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DT Maize is a quarterly publication of the DTMA (Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its aim is to inform partners and the general public at large about developments related to drought tolerant maize in Sub-Saharan Africa. It publishes short, general articles, relevant news, and events related to DTMA. Articles and news on all aspects of maize in Africa from sister projects and other partners are also welcome. Any feedback from our readers would be appreciated. Download
DT Maize Vol. 2 No. 4 December 2013
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DT Maize is a quarterly publication of the DTMA (Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its aim is to inform partners and the general public at large about developments related to drought tolerant maize in Sub- Saharan Africa. It publishes short, general articles, relevant news, and events related to DTMA. Articles and news on all aspects of maize in Africa from sister projects and other partners are also welcome. Any feedback from our readers would be appreciated. Download
DT Maize Vol. 2 No. 3 September 2013
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DT Maize is a quarterly publication of the DTMA (Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its aim is to inform partners and the general public at large about developments related to drought tolerant maize in Sub- Saharan Africa. It publishes short, general articles, relevant news, and events related to DTMA. Articles and news on all aspects of maize in Africa from sister projects and other partners are also welcome. Any feedback from our readers would be appreciated. Download
DT Maize Vol. 2 No. 2 June 2013
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DT Maize is a quarterly publication of the DTMA (Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its aim is to inform partners and the general public at large about developments related to drought tolerant maize in Sub- Saharan Africa. It publishes short, general articles, relevant news, and events related to DTMA. Articles and news on all aspects of maize in Africa from sister projects and other partners are also welcome. Any feedback from our readers would be appreciated. Download
DT Maize Bulletin: Vol 3. No. 4 December 2014
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DTMA Moves to the Next Level: Welcoming DTMASS The December issue of the DT Maize Bulletin celebrates the launch of a new project, Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Seed Scaling (DTMASS), was born out of the progress made by DTMA and other CIMMYT-Africa maize projects between 2007 and 2014. Over 80 stakeholder representatives gathered for the official project launch on 17-18 November 2014 in Addis Ababa. Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the project is implemented in seven countries in eastern (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda) and southern (Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia) Africa Download
DT Maize Bulletin: Vol 3. No. 2. June 2014
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Angola Fast-Tracks New Drought-Tolerant Maize Varieties Angola is a country of immense mineral wealth andenjoys huge agricultural potential because of its vast land and water resources. It produces a number of staples; a 2013 DTMA household survey shows maize occupies about 63 percent of all the crops grown in Angola. Download
DTMA Project Platform. January – June 2009
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This newsletter summarizes key events in the DTMA region, from January to June 2009. Download
DTMA Project Platform. November 2007 – February 2008
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This newsletter gives an account of DTMA activities for a four-month period, from November 2007 to February 2008.

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DTMA Platform Jan-Apr 2010
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In this issue, we turn the spotlight on West Africa, and we also begin a new section – ‘Country Partner Updates’. Share your feedback and submissions for the next issue of the DTMA Platform, to be published in July. Happy reading! Download
DTMA Project Platform. October – December 2009
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In this newsletter, you will find updates on the DTMA program for the last trimester of 2009.! Download
DTMA Project Platform. July – September 2009
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This issue of the Platform covers events from July to September 2009. Download
DTMA Annual Highlights 2010
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Drought-tolerant maize for Africa: Better food security and livelihoods Download
DTMA Platform Aug-Nov2010
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In this issue we focus on the insights shared during the recent annual meeting, varieties released to date, and training initiatives. Download
DTMA Platform April-July 2010
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In this issue we turn the spotlight on our country partner, Malawi and also focus on training and seedrelated initiatives and news. Download
DT Maize Vol. 1 No. 2, September 2012
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DT Maize is a quarterly publication of the DTMA (Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its aim is to inform partners and the general public at large about developments related to drought tolerant maize in Sub- Saharan Africa. It publishes short, general articles, relevant news, and events related to DTMA. Articles and news on all aspects of maize in Africa from sister projects and other partners are also welcome. Any feedback from our readers would be appreciated. Download
DT Maize Vol. 1 No. 1, June 2012
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DT Maize is a quarterly publication of the DTMA (Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its aim is to inform partners and the general public at large about developments related to drought tolerant maize in Sub- Saharan Africa. It publishes short, general articles, relevant news, and events related to DTMA. Articles and news on all aspects of maize in Africa from sister projects and other partners are also welcome. Any feedback from our readers would be appreciated Download
DTMA Platform Dec 2011 – March 2012
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This issue of the DTMA Platform newsletter highlights events from December 2011 to March 2012.
These are:

DTMA and DFID win 2012 UK Climate Week Award
Bill Gates announces more funding for DTMA III at IFAD session
Empowering maize technicians in Zimbabwe
Kenya and Uganda DTMA excellence awards
DTMA III kicks off and gets new advisory board

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DTMA Project Platform. January – April 2011
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In this newsletter, you will find updates on the DTMA program for the last trimester of 2011. Download
DT Maize Vol. 1 No 3, December 2012
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DT Maize is a quarterly publication of the DTMA (Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa) project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Its aim is toinform partners and the general public at large about developments related to drought tolerant maize in Sub-Saharan Africa. It publishes short, general articles, relevant news, and events related to DTMA. Articles and news on all aspects of maize in Africa from sister projects and other partners are also welcome. Any feedback from our readers would be appreciated. Download
     

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    Learn more about STMA work and partnership across the 12 target countries in Africa

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    Gender-Responsive Budgeting Tool for the Promotion of Improved Maize Seed in Africa
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    Correct citation: Adam, R., Kandiwa, V. and Muindi, P. 2018. Gender-Responsive Budgeting Tool for the Promotion of Improved Maize Seed in Africa. Mexico, CIMMYT. Abstract: This tool is a decision-making guide for those seed companies who are seeking to make a wider population of farmers aware of the technologies they produce. The idea is to put your money where your potential market lies. The underlying rationale for this tool is that no single approach is able to reach all men and women farmers effectively. Similarly, while some approaches lend themselves well to reaching a wider population, others tend to be more effective in reaching specific demographic groups. This tool should be used alongside the gender-responsive approaches for the promotion of improved maize seed in Africa guide. Download
    Gender-Responsive Approaches for the Promotion of Improved Maize Seed in Africa
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    Correct citation: Kandiwa, V., Adam, R., Lweya, K., Setimela, P., Badstue, L. and Muindi, P. 2018. Gender-Responsive Approaches for the Promotion of Improved Maize Seed in Africa. Mexico, CIMMYT. Adoption of improved maize seed is very important for better productivity and livelihoods for the smallholder farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, where adoption rates for improved maize seed varieties are generally low. There is a great variability in adoption intensity and adoption rates across regions and demographic groups.  Several studies have revealed that women farmers are less likely to use improved seed than men, leading to lower yields. These gender gaps represent real costs to households, seed companies, agro-dealers and society. This publication provides basic guidelines on how to create awareness about improved maize seed varieties in ways that enhance farmers’ decision-making process and bridge knowledge gaps between men and women. It is complemented by tools for gender-sensitive crop variety field demonstrations, data collection from field days, and gender-responsive budgeting for creating awareness. These guidelines target public and private organizations that are involved in promoting improved seed varieties. Download

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