Pilot of new wheat variety improves yield for Ethiopian farmers

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    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2022

    Medium Digital

    Cereal processes > Cereal and milling science
    Economics & commerce > Feeding the World

    Scope & contentIn 2021, The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) launched a project called ‘Adaption, Demonstration, and Piloting of Wheat Technologies for Irrigated Lowlands of Ethiopia’ (ADAPT-Wheat) in 2021.

    Eight farmers were selected from the Melke Yegna Tesfa Association, a membership group of 83 smallholder farmers, nearly half of which is female. It has been a year since the project began and the results are extremely positive.

    Participants were given a new variety of wheat to plant in their smallholdings called Kingbird seeds…Read more.


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