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TEGO® maize farmer: I now have extra bags to sell

By Boniface Okute November 16, 2017 Boaz Nyateng, is one of the few farmers from Lambwe Seed Growers Association (LASGA) that survived the effects of drought-stress in 2016. This is because he planted DroughtTEGO® maize hybrid. “Last season there was … Continue reading

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DroughtTEGO® to address food insecurity in Africa

By Florida Maritim October 01, 2017 In the recent past, African farmers have suffered harsh climatic conditions that has wiped away their livestock and crops. According to research, three-quarters of the world’s severe drought occurs in Africa, affecting small scale … Continue reading

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Drought-tolerant, pest resistant maize variety promises higher yields

By GERALD ANDAE August 27, 2017 Scientists have unveiled a new drought-tolerant and pest- resistant maize variety, raising prospects for higher yields. The Mon 87460/Mon 810 variety, which has been undergoing tests in confined fields, can withstand harsh climatic conditions … Continue reading

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TEGO maize saved me from hunger, says Jane Sabula

By Evelyn Situma July 25, 2017 Looking at the failed crops around her neighbours’ farms in Eliang’oma village in Vihiga County, 50-year old Jane Sabula is grateful for the decision she took two years ago to start planting DroughtTEGO® hybrid … Continue reading

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GM technology can address farm problems

By Fatma Abdu July 07, 2017 The use of GM crops is among methods of improving food security and nutritional status in low- income countries by increasing food productivity. According to 2016 Global Status report on Biotech crops, Tanzania planted … Continue reading

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Agricultural institutions partner to curtail spread of MLN in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Evelyn Situma African Agricultural Technology foundation has invested USD400, 000 to curtail the spread of Maize Lethal Necrosis disease in Eastern Africa. The funds will be used to train companies in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia on production … Continue reading

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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 June 02, 2017 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 … 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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