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By Audrey Dekalu
To Aba Antobam, a subsistence Farmer, maize is her life blood. The crop is her main source of income to cater for every need of her family.
However buying improved maize seed such as hybrid varieties is a huge gamble for Aba since the rainy season could be erratic leading to... more
The next product offer from WEMA will be posted by mid-March 2013
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By Lindi van Rooyen
13 November 2012 – The future of biotechnology and the direction it takes is largely dependent on the public’s ability to understand and support the science.
Speaking at the recent Africa Bio information day, Lorenzo Raynard, manager of science communication at the South African... more
By Guardian on Sunday correspondent
11th November 2012 – The Tanzania Academy of Sciences (TAAS) last week resolved to facilitate broader public dialogue on agricultural biotechnology, in particular GM technology, which has engaged scientists and policy-makers in protracted debate over the past... more
Maize farmers in Africa who have made perennial losses in the past from drought and pests are likely to start making profits, thanks to a research partnership that included national research institutes.
Similarly, insects have proved a challenge for small scale maize farmers in Africa who have... more
By Carel du Marchie Sarvaas (4 September 2012)
With major demographic and climate change challenges lying ahead of us, it is now time for Europeans to reconsider what has been put aside for 15 years now – biotechnology – argues industry expert
Biotechnology in agriculture is a wide area of... more
During 19-21 June 2012, researchers, technicians, and students from the Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA), Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA), Improved Maize for African Soil (IMAS), and Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) projects attended a course on the use of Fieldbook at the... more
By Dangwal on May 18, 2012 | From
In the sprawling hills of the Kangundo district in Kenya’s Eastern Province, just a few hours outside of capital city Nairobi, Fred Kiambaa has been farming the same small, steep plot of land for more than 20 years.
Born and raised just... more
By Jim Godwin, The Guardian on Sunday, September 23-29 2012
This fall may hold unique opportunities across continental Europe. as leaves fall to the ground from deciduous trees as a prelude to winter, major economies within European Union could also be shedding off tardy regulatory frameworks... more
By Christabel Ligami, Special Corresponent - EastAfrican, April 30-May 6, 2012
Farmers in Kenya will plant the first genetically modified (GM) crops and drought resistant maize varieties in 2017. The Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) varieties are still under development through a partnership... more


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