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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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Behind the seeds of WEMA

The Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) Project has in the past year released 16 maize hybrid. The conventional drought-tolerant hybrid varieties that are expected to provide 20 to 35 per cent more grain yield than other commercial hybrids are … Continue reading

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Revitalizing maize production in Tanzania through Striga weed suppression

If all arable land in Tanzania could be put under maize, the most preferred cereal staple, it would feed the entire East African region. The most astonishing fact is that over 600,000 hectares have been rendered useless by Striga weed, … Continue reading

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