Anne Wangalachi (CIMMYT)

Photo Anne Wangalachi (CIMMYT)

Smallholders gaining from nitrogen-efficient maize

Nancy Shibona, a small-scale maize farmer from Kakamega County, Kenya, is a widow and her family’s bread winner. Shobona grows a nitrogen-use-efficient (NUE) type of maize. The variety was developed by the Improved Maize for African Soils (IMAS) project, an alliance led by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CYMMIT). She tells SciDev.Net that she is happy with… Read more »

V.Atakos (CCAFS)

Photo V.Atakos (CCAFS)

Kenyan Government approves use of Aflasafe KE01 to fight aflatoxins

 For the first time, Kenyan farmers will have access to a product that can dramatically reduce aflatoxin contamination. During the 127th meeting of the Board of Management, the Pest Control Products Board (PCPB) held on 29 June 2015 granted full registration status to the biocontrol product Aflasafe KE01™, with the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) as the… Read more »