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How to identify and scout for fall armyworm

A new 3-D animation video, produced by Scientific Animations Without Borders (SAWBO), funded by USAID and developed by CIMMYT, IITA and Michigan State University, shows farmers how to scout for and identify the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda). The video shows scouting techniques and highlights the importance of identifying any pest damage at the early stages of crop growth. If the fall armyworm is present, integrated pest management practices can help farmers protect against this pest.

Food Friday: Drought tolerant crops could hold answers for unending drought

In the last few months, stories about drought and starving communities in various parts of Kenya have dominated the news. So far, three million people in 23 counties are affected by the drought, and the government says it is working round the clock to avert a crisis, amid reports that a number of people have died of starvation. Zeynab Wandati tells you why drought tolerant crop varieties could hold the answer in Food Friday.

Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease: A farmer’s plea

Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease. A new challenge for maize scientists in East Africa.

How to Fight Tar Spot on Maize

Sometimes you run across news headlines about how Disease X hits Country Y hard. (Food shortages imminent). But who identifies the disease? And how?

A field interview: Maize in the hills of Nepal

Episode 6 of the series “A field interview” follows maize farmers in Palpa, Nepal, one of the target regions of CIMMYT’s IFAD-funded project on “Sustainable Intensification of Smallholder Maize-Livestock Farming Systems in Hill Areas of South Asia.”

A field interview: Maize in a Nepalese Women’s Cooperative

Episode 5 of the series “A field interview” follows a group of women growing maize for themselves and for their community in a self-started cooperative.

A field interview: Maize in the Philippines

The Philippines has faced problems with rice production off and on since the 1980s. And on top of that, rice is one of the most water-intensive crops in an increasingly unpredictable climate. The result? A perennial problem of rice importation to satisfy demand.

A field interview: The story of a small seed producer

During the interview, María speaks about the role of small seed producers in providing locally adapted seed at affordable prices to small-scale farmers.

Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA)

Maize is ‘life’ for approximately 300 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa. And more than 2 million farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa are already growing DTMA varieties. So what is DTMA?

Maize in the developing world

This video highlights the challenges and opportunities facing maize production by following those that depend most on the crop – farmers.