Category Archives: Maize

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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Victory over Striga weed under the yoke of army worms

By Nancy Juma, September 15, 2017 Despite an attack by the fall army worm on her Esikhokho Village farm in Luanda, Everlyne Odogba is still happy with the harvest this season.  It is her first harvest after planting StrigAway maize … 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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Herbicide triples maize yield of Kenya farmers after weeding out crop-killer

By Faith Matete August 18, 2017 Every planting season presents various challenges to smallholder farmers across the country, but for those in Nyakach subcounty, Kisumu county in Kenya the recurring of a crop-killing weed is a nightmare. The striga weed, … Continue reading

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Tanzanian Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism drum for use of GMO seeds

By Lilian Lucas August 02, 2017 Morogoro – Tanzania. Agricultural research bodies in the country should expedite researches which will facilitate the use of Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) seed as the case with other African countries. The Minister for Natural … Continue reading

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Farmers get new maize seed that’s resistant to striga weed

By Agatha Ngotho July 25, 2017 Researchers have developed a maize seed that is resistant to the harmful striga weed, which has been a big problem to farmers. Agriculture CS Willy Bett on Friday said the noxious weed has destroyed … 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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