To address challenges caused by maize diseases and pests, AATF renews its commitment to the TELA maize project, which works towards the commercialization of transgenic drought-tolerant and insect-proof maize varieties to safeguard food security in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Drought-related challenges in Africa call for proactive interventions rather than reactive ones.
Source: News Ghana (13 Sep 2019)
CIMMYT has developed a variety of seeds to meet the varied needs of Kenyan farmers.
As partners come together as One CGIAR to enact a bold climate-centered strategy, projects like CIMMYT and IITA’s decades-long work on climate-smart maize can help show the way forward.