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An incisive diagnosis of Africa's maize seed industry An incisive diagnosis of Africa's maize seed industry

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Date added: 04/20/2009
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A new study by the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) highlights the effect of limited availability of high-performance seeds on maize production in eastern and southern Africa. The results should help policy makers create a more favorable environment for the seed sector, which is critical for increasing the agricultural productivity and incomes of African farmers.

Document linked to :http://www.cgiar.org/monthlystory/april2009.html

New climate-ready maize varieties released in Malawi New climate-ready maize varieties released in Malawi

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Date added: 04/20/2009
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On 20 March 2009, new maize varieties ZM 309 and ZM 523 were released in Malawi.  This news article provides information on the launch.

Document linked to :http://blog.cimmyt.org/?p=785

Modeling the ex-ante assessment in DTM Modeling the ex-ante assessment in DTM

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Date added: 05/13/2009
Date modified: 05/13/2009
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Brief article on recent meeting held in Nairobi, Kenya to develop a model and run ex-ante scenarios on drought tolerant (DT) maize impacts in Africa, a strategic activity of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa (DTMA) project.

DTMA project witnesses remarkable achievements DTMA project witnesses remarkable achievements

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Date added: 09/30/2009
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Published in The Ethiopian Herald in August 2009, this news feature gives the DTMA project's success in Ethiopia

 African seed producers seek regional action on rapid release of improved seeds African seed producers seek regional action on rapid release of improved seeds

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Date added: 11/10/2009
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Dr Wilfred Mwangi, DTMA Project Manager and Associate Director, Global Maize Program (CIMMYT) attended a policy workshop held in Abuja, Nigeria, in October 2009. The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) submitted a press release, as given in this document.


Document linked to :http://www.modernghana.com/news2/246310/1/african-seed-producers-seek-regional-action-on-rap.html Link created on :Tue, 2009-Nov-10 05:24
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