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Researchers urged to ensure improved seeds they produce reach farmers

By Daniel Semberya Africa is a drought-prone continent, making farming risky for millions of smallholder farmers who rely on rainfall to water their crops. Maize is the most widely grown staple crop in Africa – more than 300 million Africans … 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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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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