Revitalizing maize production in Tanzania through Striga weed suppression

by AATF Africa If all arable land in Tanzania could be put under maize, the most preferred cereal staple, it would feed the entire East African region. The most astonishing fact is that over 600,000 hectares have been rendered useless by Striga weed, commonly referred to in Kiswahili as kiduha in the region. Striga weed is known to cause […]

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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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