MLN Community of Practice (CoP)

An MLN Community of Practice (CoP) has been formed by CIMMYT with the aim to enable key stakeholders working on the fight against MLN to interact, share experiences and best practices on a regular basis.

Virtual meetings for the MLN CoP are held on a quarterly basis. The meetings are aimed at updating members on the various emerging issues on MLN mitigation initiatives in member countries and participating institutions. The first CoP meeting was held on February 29, 2016. The first virtual CoP meeting was held on May 3, 2016 at 2.00 – 3.30pm EAT. The second meeting was held on  August 5, 2016 with an improved attendance of 23 participants compared to the 12 in the previous meeting. The third virtual CoP meeting was held on 15 feb 2017.  The MLN CoP is open to any interested parties working on MLN in Africa.

Minutes of the MLN CoP Meetings:


MLN CoP meeting February 15, 2017


MLN CoP meeting February 29, 2016

MLN CoP meeting May 3, 2016

MLN CoP meeting August 5, 2016

For more information about the MLN CoP, please contact:

Dr. Suresh, L.M.  | Maize Pathologist – Sub Saharan Africa, Global Maize Program & Manager – MLN Screening facility

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT)

World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), United Nations Avenue, Gigiri. P.O.Box 1041–00621, Nairobi, Kenya

tel: +254 (20) 7224069  skype: suresh.lm   cel: +254 702392664 Tweeter : _lmsuresh