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02 September 2010

Drought tolerant maize= big impact

New varieties of drought-tolerant maize could generate up to $1.5 billion for African farmers and consumers.

New varieties of drought-tolerant maize could generate up to $1.5 billion for African farmers and consumers.

"We need to move deliberately, but with urgency, to get these new varieties from the breeders to the farmers, because their potential to avert crises is considerable," said Roberto La Rovere.

 
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