Democratic Republic of Congo
A training held from June 13 – 23, 2016 emphasized hand pollination in maize variety development and seed multiplication.
Several African nation ambassadors to Zimbabwe pledged to step up support for improved agriculture technologies.
In Swaziland, maize is a staple crop and a source of income for many of the nation’s farmers. “The work on our staple crop cannot be overstated,” said Dr. Vusumuzi Mkhonta, acting director, Department of Agriculture, Research and Specialist Services in Swaziland. “If anything were to happen to maize, the entire population might perish.”