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May 13, 2022

Improved maize variety changes fortunes for Kenyan farmers

May 4, 2022

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and partners launch EBS-Maize Platform to modernize breeding programs

April 14, 2022

CABI-led study creates first forecasting models targeting fall armyworm larval stages for Africa to help fight against devastating pest

April 11, 2022

Nigeria begins national performance trials for GM maize

March 28, 2022

Nigeria set for national performance trial for TELA maize

March 24, 2022

Who does what in maize farming in Kenya? Study deepens the understanding of women’s and men’s roles in maize plot management to guide gender-responsive maize breeding and seed system interventions.

March 15, 2022

Zimbabwe - Seed Co maize dryer targets 12 000 tonnes (The Herald)

March 4, 2022

Kenya - Scientists in second GMO maize approval bid (Business Daily)

February 14, 2022

Bacterial leaf streak on maize in South Africa

January 28, 2022

New CIMMYT maize hybrids available from Eastern Africa Breeding Program - CIMMYT is offering a new set of improved maize hybrids to partners, to scale up production for farmers in the region

Le Rwanda exportera bientôt des semences de maïs vers la RDC et la Centrafrique (Agence Ecofin)

January 27, 2022

Seed collecting, conservation and collaboration in West Africa

January 24, 2022

Togo - Les prix des semences certifiées dévoilés (Agridigitale)

January 21, 2022

Kenya Plant Health Inspectorate Service (KEPHIS) asks farmers to adopt drought seed varieties (KBC)

December 13, 2021

Key lessons from Nigeria's environmental approval of Tela maize

November 22, 2021

Zimbabwe - Bayer releases maize seed hybrid varieties (The Herald)

November 1, 2021

TELA Maize variety, a win- win for Nigerian farmers

October 12, 2021

USDA/APHIS sseeks comment on draft pest risk assessment for the importation of corn seed from South Africa

Nigeria green lights GMO maize

Nigeria deregulates TELA Maize, allows for open cultivation in the country

October 11, 2021

Nigeria grants approval for genetically modified maize - The approval allows for open cultivation in the country (Premium Times)

September 22, 2021

The promise - and limits - of Bt maize to manage fall armyworm in Africa

September 14, 2021

Rwanda will no longer import maize, wheat and soybean seeds (allAfrica)

August 26, 2021

GM maize progresses in Nigeria as farmers struggle with drought and insect pests

August 13, 2021

When it comes to maize variety choices, can farmers have it all? Varietal trait prioritization is important for balancing commercial realities and farmers’ diverse interests

July 30, 2021

Kenya is two steps closer to adopting genetically modified maize after researchers submitted their filed trial report to the Ministry of Agriculture (AllAfrica)

July 28, 2021

Nigeria - Transgenic maize trial produces outstanding results

July 5, 2021

Kenya Seed Company MD refutes claims of supplying substandard maize seeds (Kenya News Agency)

June 21, 2021

IITA signs Aflasafe manufacturing and distribution agreement in Mozambique

June 16, 2021

Kenya on track to commercialize GM maize by 2022 to increase yields, cut pesticide use



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