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Promoters say Nigeria genetically modified maize trail result ‘promising’

Sylvester Oikeh

Nigeria’s quest to introduce maize varieties resistant to insect pests such as Stem Borer and Fall Army Worm (FAW) and drought recorded what the promoters describe as “a very promising result” at the confined field trials (CFT) currently being conducted at the research farms of the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR), Samaru, Zaria. An expert evaluates the performance of conventional, ...

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Ethiopia, Nigeria, others in continental drought-tolerant maize initiative

corn field

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) Project has contributed to a stronger food system in 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, through more than 200 improved maize varieties to help farmers cope with climate change and low-fertility soils through collaboration. Partners and funders of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) Project will on Monday September 14, 2015 convene in ...

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