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Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA)

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 depend on it as their main food...

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Mozambique harvested its first genetically modified maize on 14 August 2017 on an experimental plot at the Institute for Agrarian Research’s Chókwè agrarian station in the southern province of Gaza.

According to Noticias, the initiative aims to provide the sector of drought-resistant and insect-tolerant seeds.
The first growing season, characterised by abundant rainfall where the studies are being carried out, saw 14 varieties tested. They are part of the insect resistance component, aimed at combating one of the main factors contributing to low production among subsistence...

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WEMA IN THE MEDIA

By Daniel Semberya

Africa is a drought-prone continent, making farming risky for millions...

The National Biosafety Authority (NBA) has authorised national field cultivation trials for GMO...

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