Drought-Tolerant Maize Improves Yields in 13 Countries

Source: Sci Dev Net

[DAR-ES-SALAAM] A new project has begun following the end of a related initiative that has provided more than 200 improved maize varieties for farmers in 13 Sub-Saharan Africa countries.

The Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project launched eight years ago under the Global Maize Program of the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has produced hybrids varieties which withstand drought and pests while boosting yields, says project leader Tsedeke Abate.

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