New online portal gives insights into deadly maize disease

A new online portal provides the necessary information for southern African farmers, researchers and governments to arm themselves against the threatening maize disease, maize lethal necrosis (MLN). Scientists have named the MLN disease as one of the most threatening diseases to one of southern Africa’s most important food sources, namely…

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Eastern Cape farmers get a glimpse of improved maize varieties in the pipeline

Smallholder farmers in the Eastern Cape were introduced to advanced seed varieties of the WEMA-Tela(Bt) project at a farmers’ day near Willowvale, organised by the Agricultural Research Council in collaboration with the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform. Theses varieties from the Water Efficient Maize for Africa…

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Africa’s farmers need better production focus

The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT) has said that African farmers should farm smart and increase production, without necessarily using more land. Unless this happened, there would be a food crisis by 2050 with the world population expected to have doubled. The Addis-Ababa based think-tank on grain production,…

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