IITA presents cross-cutting innovations at Malawi agriculture fair

“I particularly came to seek more information on how to venture into soybean farming, for I did not get much from my maize harvest this year. Please walk me through,” said Faith Gwiramwendo, a veteran maize farmer based in Blantyre. However, with the effects of...

South Africa has a favourable summer and winter crop season

This past week South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee reminded us that we have a good summer and winter crop season. If we start with the summer crops, with the sixth summer crop production estimates for the 2022/23 season out, one can take these data with confidence...

Turkana, Kenya: Reaping Immense Benefits of Vegetables Production

Research by CGIAR’s Nature+ Initiative in arid and semi-arid Kenyan nomadic communities showed declines in nutrition driven by climate change and drought. But pastoralist communities that grew vegetables had better diets than those that didn’t. Authors: Dr. Céline...

Integrated plant health management: A pathway to food security

Numerous challenges across the African continent threaten the race to achieve food security. Top on the list of these challenges is crop and harvest losses and quality reduction due to pests—insects, pathogens, nematodes, and weeds—on the field and in storage. Each...