NuME Gender Equity Strategy Approved

June 5, 2014

A comprehensive gender equity strategy for the NuME project has received approval from both the donor and the project steering committee. The strategy is based on an extensive gender analysis study conducted at the outset of the project and covers four areas: gender-responsive communication and extension, access to inputs, capacity building and gender research.

Farmers Tell Donors They Want Quality Protein Maize

Farmers spoke of their success with new quality protein maize (QPM) varieties to senior officials from the Canadian embassy in Ethiopia during recent visits to CIMMYT-Ethiopia sites. The visits focused on the status of the Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia project (NuME), which is funded by Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFTAD). NuME aims to reduce malnutrition and promote food security in Ethiopia through the adoption of QPM, whose grain contains almost twice the lysine and tryptophan as non-QPM maize grain.

The NuME Project is funded by Global Affairs Canada.