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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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Giving hope a chance: Farmer stories on the DroughtTEGO™ hybrid

With over 20 years’ experience in farming, it was a pleasure to hear Patrick Magana Londi, a farmer from Holo, Kisumu County say “I am confident in the TEGO”. Patrick was referring to the WE1101 hybrid. Being a seasoned farmer, … Continue reading

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Researchers learn use of equipment for improved phenotyping

Amini Mataka, a research officer for CIMMYT’s Southern Africa Regional Office in Zimbabwe, was one of many Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) scientists and technicians who experienced difficulty using data generation and processing equipment. But after attending the “Towards Quality … 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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WEMA celebrates successes at annual meeting

The receipt of the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) Corporate Award in December 2013, a record number of released maize varieties in Africa, commercialisation and harvesting of the first drought-tolerant conventional maize hybrid by smallholder farmers in Kenya were … Continue reading

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Listening to the Women of Monsanto

Full article at: http://www.blogher.com/hearing-women-monsanto?page=full I asked four women who work at Monsanto what they’d like other women to know. “I love what I do, I get to work with incredible people, and we make a positive contribution to agriculture every … Continue reading

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AATF takes first prize at AFSTA exhibition

AATF won the best exhibition stand award during the 2013 Africa Seed Traders Association congress and exhibition held in Mauritius in March 2013. The AATF stand was recognised for the variety of the materials showcased and disseminated; the attractive layout … Continue reading

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