Monthly Archives: April 2014

WEMA celebrates successes at annual meeting

Farmers who planted the new WEMA maize variety DroughTEGO hybrid WE1101 in western Kenya with their harvest in January 2014

Farmers who planted the new WEMA maize variety DroughTEGO hybrid WE1101 in western Kenya with their harvest in January 2014

The receipt of the Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index (ND-GAIN) Corporate Award in December 2013, a record number of released maize varieties in Africa, commercialisation and harvesting of the first drought-tolerant conventional maize hybrid by smallholder farmers in Kenya were some of key achievements that were highlighted and celebrated at the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) Project’s 6th annual review and planning meeting that was held in Entebbe, Uganda in February 2014. During the meeting, which marked the end of the first year of the second phase of the project, partners took stock of achievements and challenges of the project and planned for year 2014. Continue reading

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