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December 18, 2014

Improved maize to boost yields in nitrogen-starved African soils

December 15, 2014

Maize lethal necrosis - The growing challenge in Eastern Africa

December 12, 2014

Improved maize to boost yields in nitrogen-starved African soils

December 9, 2014

Nigeria - Federal government releases another batch of 11 hybrid crop varieties (The Nigerian Observer)

December 8, 2014

Zambia - New maize seed varieties on market (Daily Mail)

November 26, 2014

Zimbabwe - Pioneer scales down seed production " because we have enough to supply the country for the next two years" (AllAfrica)

November 16, 2014

Sénégal - Reconstitution du capital semencier : des résultats satisfaisants pour le riz, le mil, le sorgho et le maïs (Ndarinfo)

November 13, 2014

Tanzania - Farmers fear maize losses could reach catastrophic levels

November 3, 2014

Tanzania - Hybrid seed production set to increase to 300,000 tonnes by 2015 (AllAfrica)

October 31, 2014

CIMMYT prepares to launch second phase of SIMLESA in Kenya and Tanzania

October 28, 2014

Ghana - USAID pumps over $4 million into maize seed (Spy Ghana)

October 24, 2014

Kenya - Maize lethal necrosis outbreak could cut corn production by 30% this year (AgWeb)

Ghana Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program launched (Spy Ghana)

October 13, 2014

Partnering with seed companies to disseminate fertilizer-friendly maize seed in East Africa

October 9, 2014

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Syngenta collaborate to improve food production in Nigeria 

October 3, 2014

Maize in Tanzania, breakthroughs yet to come  (DT Maize - Quarterly Bulletin of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Project - Vol. 3 No. 3)

October 1, 2014

Les ambitions du Cameroun pour la filière maïs (Journal du Cameroun )

September 22, 2014

L’amélioration de la production de maïs au centre des préoccupations du ministère camerounais de l’agriculture (StarAfrica)

September 19, 2014

New disease resistant maize released for Kenyan farmers (Standard Media)

September 18, 2014

USDA bestätigt Rekordernte 

September 17, 2014

Kenya Seed Company introduces new maize varieties resistant to maize lethal necrosis virus, striga weed (AllAfrica)

Cross-bred crops get fit faster - Genetic engineering lags behind conventional breeding in efforts to create drought-resistant maize (Nature)

September 3, 2014

Kenya Seed Company creates maize seed variety resistant to maize lethal necrosis virus (Daily Nation)

August 26, 2014

Global state of mycotoxins (AllAboutFeed)

August 22, 2014

CIMMYT, Limagrain and Seed Co Limited teams discuss partnership for tackling maize lethal necrosis

August 20, 2014

Partnership on Maize Lethal Necrosis in Africa makes significant progress

Updated ISAAA Pocket K No. 5: Documented Benefits of GM Crops

Ethiopia – Advanced Maize Seed Adoption Program (ADCI/VOCA)

August 12, 2014

Ethiopian government supports and expands promotion of quality protein maize 

Commercial seeds (conventional, biotechnology) market analysis by product (soybean, corn, cotton, rice) and segment forecasts to 2020









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