Zambian farmers get pest resistant maize seed

Monsanto, a multinational agricultural and biotechnology company, has launched a pest resistant maize seed called DK777 on the Zambian market. The company has also buttressed the product with insurance for compensation in the event of failure due to natural causes. “This is a crop pest resilient seed that is aimed…

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Monsanto – seeding the future for emerging farmers

Monsanto SA is dedication to inclusive growth and transforming South African agriculture by empowering communities and supporting agricultural education, they said in a recent press release. Monsanto launched the “imbewu” empowerment programme on August 4 and hopes to contribute to South Africa’s inclusive growth. Monsanto created the programme in 2016…

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IFAJ Monday Sessions – Africa not only bad news

The International Association of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) annual congress is underway with South Africa as host. Influential speakers addressed journalists yesterday. Here is a summary of their comments: Africa is not only a continent of bad news, but is also known for its ability and talent to produce food, says…

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Fall armyworm going nowhere, expert warns

Fall armyworm is here to stay and is an extra plague grain and other producers will have to deal with in future, says Kobus Steenekamp, managing director of Monsanto. Steenekamp spoke to South African farmers at a technology day in Bethal, Mpumalanga, hosted by the company. He says the worm…

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