African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF)

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Features

For the first time, transgenic maize hybrids that combine insect resistance and drought tolerance have been harvested from confined field trials.

Features

The Striga weed is one of the leading causes of crop loss in western Kenya, a significant dent to farmers’ livelihoods and major hindrance to food security in the area.

Climate adaptation and mitigation
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From the field to the laboratory, new technology plays a major part in the international effort to develop seeds and cropping systems that will help achieve food security.

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Increasing public understanding and creating supportive policies key recommendations at a session on boosting Africa’s use of biotechnology.

Nutrition, health and food security
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Diverse, stress tolerant maize varieties are benefiting smallholders throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

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KALRO will conduct National Performance Trials in Kenya using genetically-transformed, insect resistant maize beginning on Feb. 9.

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Through the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project, 13 maize hybrids were approved for commercial production by relevant authorities in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and South Africa between October 2014 and March 2015.