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WEMA: Improving lives in Africa

For family farmers in Africa, each maize harvest can mean the difference between hunger and providing children with food and education. The WEMA partners are working to deliver new drought-tolerant seed to help improve harvests for farmers like the Otor family in Kenya.

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Behind the seeds of WEMA

The Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) Project has in the past year released 16 maize hybrid. The conventional drought-tolerant hybrid varieties that are expected to provide 20 to 35 per cent more grain yield than other commercial hybrids are being sold under the trade name DroughtTEGO™.  This video highlights experiences of farmers in Western Kenya who harvested the first commercialized hybrid the WE1101.

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