Category: Maize Farming

Seed companies exude confidence, ready to commercialise TELA maize

by J.Muthie For Peter Mutisya, the Managing Director of PealAgro Services Enterprises Ltd, meeting future food demand will require quick growth in the agriculture sector by embracing modern technologies that have been proven to boost farm productivity. “Any genuine business must adapt to advances of modern-day technologies in the world, and agricultural biotechnology is one such […]

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Farmers embrace high yielding, fast-maturing DroughtTEGO maize varieties to boost productivity

by J.Muthie Maize farming was becoming a source of major frustration for Ann Aloo, a smallholder farmer in Kisumu County of Kenya. For her, growing maize in the semi-arid western Kenya region has been hectic due to unpredictable weather and inaccessible climate-smart farm inputs. For a long time, the farmer says she could only harvest 135 […]

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East African Community Partner States Move to Fast track Registration of Bio-Pesticides in the Region

by AATF Africa Experts on Pesticide Registration from EAC Partners states of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi gathered in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania from September 18 to 20 to finalize drafting of the Regionally Harmonized Guidelines for the Registration of Bio pesticides and Biocontrol Products. The three day technical working group meeting also brought together […]

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