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An outbreak of a maize disease in the North Rift putting the country’s food security at risk

An outbreak of a maize disease has left many farmers in the North Rift uncertain of their harvests putting the country’s food security at risk. Growers yesterday expressed fears of serious yield decline this season…
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Farmers in Kenya to receive early maturity, disease resistant maize variety that can with stand drought

Farmers in semi-arid areas will receive a new maize variety by September that takes about two and a half months to mature. The maize variety — Sungura 301 by Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Services (Kephis)…
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Stress-tolerant maize for smallholders. resisting env shocks; drought, low soil fertility, heat, pests & diseases.

A new project that aims to provide farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa with stress-tolerant maize varieties has been launched to help the region boost food security. The Stress Tolerant Maize for Africa (STMA) project will apply…
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