Category Archives: WEMA

TEGO is our financial shield, says Robert Matete from Western Kenya

By Evelyn Situma Robert Matete — a farmer from Kakamega county, Kenya — glances at his maize field, and as if submerged in deep thought, straightens up his face and makes a wish amidst our conversation. “I wish my children … Continue reading

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Efforts towards saving maize farmers $300million yield loss caused by MLN Disease

By Evelyn Situma Five years ago when the first case of Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease (MLND) in Africa was reported in the lower parts of Longisa, Bomet County,  seed companies and seed out-growers in Kenya were a worried lot. They … Continue reading

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Stem borer pest attacks to reduce with new technology

Jul. 19, 2016 By AGATHA NGOTHO , @agathangotho Farmers in Kitale will benefit from a technology that will reduce the attack on maize from the stem borer pest. Kitale is part of the bread basket area in Kenya but the … Continue reading

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DroughtTEGO, Boon for Western Kenya farmers

December , 2015 By Evelyn Situma Jotham’s maize yield has increased from 10 kilograms to 10 bags of 90kg maize from when he started farming DroughtTEGO™ maize hybrid developed by Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project in 2014. For … Continue reading

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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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