Category: Tela Maize

NATION NEWS: GM technology will improve food security, build national economy

Agriculture and Livestock Development Cabinet Secretary Mithika Linturi last month urged Kenyans to consume more rice, potatoes, and other carbohydrates in the midst of a crisis occasioned by high maize prices. In the past, leaders across the globe have called for diversification of diet to reduce over-reliance on maize. This is because maize production, the […]

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SDATA NEWS: AATF’s Next-Generation Agricultural Technologies Excites Goodluck Jonathan

Africa Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) has unveiled its new strategy for 2023 to 2027, that outlines an ambitious plan to enhance technology development and commercialization for farmers in Africa. With focus on Scaling for Impact, the strategy aims to achieve a prosperous, resilient, food and nutrition-secure Africa. The strategy complements key commitments to agricultural transformation […]

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OPINION: Smart farming can feed Africa and grow its wealth.

By Dr. Canisius Kanangire Two out of every three working people in Africa scratch the soil for sustenance and wealth. Agriculture employs 65 percent of the working population on the continent, accounting for 15 percent of gross domestic product and 40 percent of export earnings. Africa’s agriculture is, however, dominated by smallholder farmers, who produce […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Next generation agricultural technologies and effective scaling will transform African Agriculture

[Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 11, 2023]: AATF has unveiled its new strategy for 2023-2027, that outlines an ambitious plan to enhance technology development and commercialization for farmers in Africa. With focus on Scaling for Impact, the strategy aims to achieve a prosperous, resilient, food and nutrition-secure Africa. The strategy complements key commitments to agricultural transformation […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Delivering transgenic drought-tolerant and insect-protected maize varieties to African farmers

[Mpumalanga, South Africa, April 2023]: AATF has reiterated its commitment to deliver transgenic drought-tolerant and insect-protected maize varieties to caution African farmers from the impact of climate change on their productivity and enhance their livelihood. AATF Executive Director, Dr Canisius Kanangire reaffirmed the commitment while addressing the 5th TELA Maize Project Annual Review and Planning […]

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Africa steps up genetic engineering for climate-resilient crops

By: Alex Abutu [ABUJA] African scientists say they are scaling up research on genetically modified (GM) crops such as maize and cassava to increase food security on the continent as climate change places increased stress on yields.  In October 2022, Kenya joined African nations already using genetic engineering to address agricultural productivity challenges which have been aggravated by climate change, ending more […]

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Tela Maize To Boost Nigeria’s Maize Production – Expert

A director with the African Agricultural Technological Foundation (AATF), Kenya, Dr. Sylvester Oikeh, has said Tela Maize Technology would go a long way in boosting maize production in the country. Tela Maize technology is the best option available for Nigerian farmers as far as maize cultivation is concerned, he said. According to him, the technology […]

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Seed producer asks Nigeria to go hybrid to boost maize production

(Kaduna: October 5, 2022) Nigeria will achieve self-sufficiency in maize production when farmers embrace hybrid varieties, a leading seed producer has said. Mr. Brighton Karume, the managing director of ECOBasic Seeds Limited, said productivity was hampered by farmers’ reliance on traditional varieties that are not resistant to disease, pests and drought. Addressing a press conference […]

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