Author Archives: Everlyne Situma

DroughtTEGO Promotional Roadshow for Eastern and Western Kenya

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THE DROUGHT TOLERANT CORN: IIAM can release three new seeds

By Alcides Tamele Media: Journal Noticias Three new varieties of conventional maize tolerant to drought and insects will be released later this year, the Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique (IIAM) to extend the range of seeds available in the domestic … Continue reading

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TEGO: The maize that bore a family a house

Butere, like many towns in Western Kenya was once the symbol of the booming Sugarcane farming. But today, the once burgeoning cane farms have now been replaced with maize. Farmers like Fredrick Anjawa said they opted to shift to maize … Continue reading

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A Meta-Analysis of the Impacts of Genetically Modified Crops

On average, GM technology adoption has reduced chemical pesticide use by 37%, increased  crop yields by 22%, and increased farmer profits by 68%. Yield gains and pesticide reductions are larger for insect-resistant crops than for herbicide-tolerant crops. Yield and profit … Continue reading

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Position statement on new crop breeding tools published by UK’s major plant science funder

In order for farmers, both in the EU and globally, to provide a sustainable food supply we will need to develop crop varieties with improved characteristics, such as drought tolerance, disease resistance or enhanced nutrient content. To do this we … Continue reading

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Norway allows import of genetically-modified maize for food

OSLO, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) — In a big shift from the position held by the previous government, the current Norwegian government will open the door for genetically-modified maize to be imported for food, the Norwegian news agency NTB reported on … Continue reading

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Giving hope a chance: Farmer stories on the DroughtTEGO™ hybrid

With over 20 years’ experience in farming, it was a pleasure to hear Patrick Magana Londi, a farmer from Holo, Kisumu County say “I am confident in the TEGO”. Patrick was referring to the WE1101 hybrid. Being a seasoned farmer, … Continue reading

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Solving Big Problems: You Can’t Do It Alone

Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Robb Fraley wrote and published a piece on LinkedIn that points to the importance of working together to create solutions, using the case of the Water Efficient Maize for Africa partnership. The article“Solving Big Problems: You … Continue reading

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Researchers learn use of equipment for improved phenotyping

Amini Mataka, a research officer for CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office in Zimbabwe, was one of many Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) scientists and technicians who experienced difficulty using data generation and processing equipment. But after attending the “Towards Quality … Continue reading

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WEMA: Improving lives in Africa

For family farmers in Africa, each maize harvest can mean the difference between hunger and providing children with food and education. The WEMA partners are working to deliver new drought-tolerant seed to help improve harvests for farmers like the Otor … Continue reading

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