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Agri-Food News and Media
How have smallholder farmers used digital extension tools? Developer and user voices from Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia
South AfricaInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (...

Digital extension tools (DETs) include phone calls, WhatsApp groups and specialised smartphone applications used for agricultural knowledge brokering. We researched processes through which DETs have (and have not) been used by farmers and other exten...

Agri-Food News and Media
Maize varietal replacement in Eastern and Southern Africa: bottlenecks, drivers and strategies for improvement
South AfricaInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (...

Seed security is vital for food security. Rapid-cycle, climate-adaptive breeding programs and seed systems that deliver new, elite varieties to farmers to replace obsolete ones can greatly improve the productivity of maize-based cropping systems in s...

Agri-Food News and Media
2020 Annual Report
South AfricaInternational Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (...

CGIAR Research Program on Maize 2020 Annual Report

Packaging and Storage
Harvest-tenure Promotes Innovative Technologies, Tools, Practices and Training/Capacity Building to Reduce Postharvest loss
GhanaWilliam Lanier

Assessing African Union food and feed imports versus exports or foreign exchange reserves, suggests agribusiness based on inputs and warehouses does not cost-effectively provide surplus nutrition. A trial in Ghana organized data on staple grain posth...

Double Cob Maize Sheller - An Efficient Option for Smallholder Farmers
ZimbabweMatin, Md.A.; Thierfelder, C.

This engine-powered double-cob maize sheller can be used for shelling of maize cobs. It drastically reduces human , time and cost compared to tradition hand shelling. The low-cost small scale sheller can be commercially used by machinery service prov...

Socio-Economic Drivers of Food Security Among Rural Households in Nigeria: Evidence From Smallholder Maize Farmers

Issues relating to food availability, accessibility/affordability, and food utilization remain paramount among different stakeholders such as policymakers and academics. Using data from 250 maize farming households in Nigeria, the study used Foster–G...

Breaking Down Silos: On Post-Harvest Loss Interventions In Tanzania

This research examines the effects of an intervention aimed at reducing Post-Harvest Losses (PHL) of maize growing farmers during their maize storage in Tanzania. Farmers were invited to attend a training on best practices in post-harvest maize manag...

Post-Harvest Loss In Mozambique: Estimating Maize Loss In Manica And Zambezia Provinces

In Mozambique, food security remains a key issue and the country suffers perennial food shortages, especially in the provinces of Manica,Tete, Sofala, Zambezia, Maputo and Gaza. Weaknesses in post-harvest systems, which contribute to both a lower sup...

On-Farm Production (crops, livestock)
Sustainable Intensification Of Maize–Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa (SIMLESA)
All CountriesACIAR

More than 1.3 billion people live in Africa, a number expected to almost double to 2.5 billion by 2050. Food insecurity and resource degradation in a changing climate are pressing concerns with geopolitical significance. For decades, agricultural r...

Decree No. 92/04 on the Import of Transgenic Grain.
AngolaAngola legal

There are nine articles on the regulations for the importation of transgenic grains or genetically modified grains. The regulations were agreed upon by the ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The regulations are a way...

Decree No. 92/04 on the Import of Transgenic Grain.

This Decree is composed of nine articles. It rules on the import of transgenic or genetically modified grain used as food support in compliance with the recommendations made by the Integrated Council of Ministers of Southern África Development Commun...

Training and Capacity Building
Creating the Future of Maize Value Chain in Rwanda: Challenges and Opportunities
RwandaEuropean Cooperative for Rural Development

The CREATE Rwanda project is being funded by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Heineken International and International Finance Corporation (IFC) to increase maize productivity, establish linkages from farmers, to processors, and the Heine...

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