Striga, Drought No More Threats To Maize Farmers In Africa says IITA maize expert.

Maize field infested by parasitic striga weed.

During the annual review of STMA project for the West and Central African (WCA) Regional Stakeholders, held at the IITA headquarter in Ibadan, Nigeria, Dr Badu Apraku IITA maize breeder explained the progress made to develop striga and drought tolerant varieties to help farmers cope with these serious challenges in the region. Since 2014, 13 STMA improved varieties developed by STMA project in the WCA region are available on the regional seed market.  

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Posted on annual meetings, News release, May 5, 2019

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Agriculture expert and research-for-development communications specialist with 20 years international development experience including food and nutrition security projects in Africa and Asia. I work at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Nairobi to showcase the impact of maize and wheat science for better livelihoods in Africa. I am interested in any new solutions to key development challenges like fight against malnutrition, gender gap, how to scale sustainable intensification practices.

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