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Ukraine will become a world leading maize exporter

Ukraine will become a world leading maize exporter | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Coordinated actions of the government and farmers will help Ukraine to become one of the world's leading exporters of maize. First results of government policy to increase the export potential of the agro-industrial complex (AIC) of the country are an increase of the maize exports in 2013 by one third, the Information-Analytical Bulletin of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine informs.

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GMO corn that resists cancer-causing aflatoxin showcases biotech's life-saving potential

GMO corn that resists cancer-causing aflatoxin showcases biotech's life-saving potential | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The creation of GM corn that neutralizes a cancer-causing toxin is a game-changer for human health. The method could be used for other crops, and toxins, too.
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Fall armyworm threatens livelihoods in Africa

Fall armyworm threatens livelihoods in Africa | MAIZE | Scoop.it
By Sifelani Tsiko African plant and animal disease experts held a crisis meeting in Harare last week on the spiraling fall armyworm outbreak which is destroying maize crops and posing a major threat to food security and agricultural trade in east, central and southern Africa. The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation together with the Zimbabwean…
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Monsanto sees prolonged delay on GMO corn permits in Mexico

Monsanto sees prolonged delay on GMO corn permits in Mexico | MAIZE | Scoop.it
A ban on planting genetically modified corn in Mexico is likely to continue for years as a slow-moving legal battle grinds on, said a top executive of U.S.-based seed and agrochemical company Monsanto Co.
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Drought-hit Zimbabwe farmers look to science to save crops

Drought-hit Zimbabwe farmers look to science to save crops | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Under the scorching Zimbabwean sun, cattle seek shade among stunted thorn bushes in the drought-prone district of Zaka, where crops wither due to increasing temperatures and changing weather patterns.
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'Amazing protein diversity' is discovered in the maize plant

'Amazing protein diversity' is discovered in the maize plant | MAIZE | Scoop.it
New research establishes the amazing diversity of maize -- specifically the variety of proteins that the plant's genes can generate. The finding has great import for agriculture, as maize is one of the world's top-three staple foods, along with rice and wheat accounting for two-thirds of world food consumption.
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SouthAfrica: Weak rand pushes SA corn and wheat to records

SouthAfrica: Weak rand pushes SA corn and wheat to records | MAIZE | Scoop.it
South Africa will be a net importer of corn for the first time since 2008 this year after the worst drought in more than a century.
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China's grain reforms to boost depressed corn processing industry

China's grain reforms to boost depressed corn processing industry | MAIZE | Scoop.it
China's plan to let the market set corn prices is bad news for international grain exporters, but should boost the country's struggling corn processors that use the grain in products ranging from food additives to paper and textiles.
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Record-Low Zimbabwe Corn Crop to Press Drought-Hit South Africa

Record-Low Zimbabwe Corn Crop to Press Drought-Hit South Africa | MAIZE | Scoop.it
South Africa, which is the continent’s biggest corn producer and is suffering the worst drought in memory, may need to help neighboring Zimbabwe with corn supplies as a drought cuts its harvest to the lowest since records started, a grain and oilseed farmers’ body said.
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8A Paul's curator insight, February 25, 2016 11:08 AM

This article is about the drought in Africa. South Africa's food production is decreasing and they need to send out food to the neighboring countries too. Zambia is the same as South Africa because they need to aid Zimbabwe with corns. Zimbabwe is the country with the lowest rainfall in the region. The stocks of Zimbabwe are down too. 

 

This article helped me to understand Africa more about the dependency of the countries in Africa, how they help their neighboring countries and the new knowledge I know is that Zimbabwe got really less rain. I think that Zimbabwe should find a way to stop important corns from neighboring countries and plant their own crops. They can get richer this way and become more independent. 

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Zambia bans maize exports to Zimbabwe

Zambia bans maize exports to Zimbabwe | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Zambian authorities have imposed an export ban on maize meal, leaving Zimbabwean millers struggling to get about 70 000 tons of already-paid-for maize meal from their northern neighbours, a report says.
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China's Farm Policy Hints at New Market Orientation, Maize Reforms

China's Farm Policy Hints at New Market Orientation, Maize Reforms | MAIZE | Scoop.it
China’s farm policy will be “modernised,” the government has said, with a movement towards more market-oriented policies in areas such as the maize sector. However, farm subsidies aimed at narrowing the growing income gap between urban and rural areas are likely to remain a central feature of the Asian country’s agricultural policy, sources said.
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A Chinese Spy Stole Millions in Corn Seeds from Monsanto

A Chinese Spy Stole Millions in Corn Seeds from Monsanto | MAIZE | Scoop.it
A Chinese spy has confessed to stealing $30 million to $40 of proprietary corn seeds three years after his arrest.
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Ban or Not, GMO Corn May Already Be On China’s Table

Ban or Not, GMO Corn May Already Be On China’s Table | MAIZE | Scoop.it
In China, genetically modified food is a hot-button issue, replete with bilateral trade spats and an official ban on the commercial production of GMO grains on home soil. Or at least, there is supposed to be such a ban. An eight-month probe last year by Greenpeace found what it calls large-scale production of GMO corn in the northeastern province of Liaoning, a major breadbasket region, the environmental watchdog said in a report Wednesday. Some 93% of random field samples and 20 of 21 samples from grain markets and supermarkets were found to contain GMO strains that are illegal in China, it said.
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Kenya: Growing Biotech Maize Close to Reality

Kenya: Growing Biotech Maize Close to Reality | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Kenya has taken a key step towards allowing the growing of genetically modified crops on open farms.
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Deal provides South African maize farmers with innovative grain storage solution

Deal provides South African maize farmers with innovative grain storage solution | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Come harvest time, South African maize farmers are set to have their hands full after planting almost a third more hectares thi
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This article is about South Africa. When harvest time comes, South African maize farmers are set to have their hands full after planting almost a third more hectares this season. An increase on competitive global market continues to pressure South African producers to find new ways to cut costs on grain and silage storage. One method to use as a storage is the use of massive grain bags on sites around the country. This result in a new deal between South African agriculture specialists Rhino Plastics and Greece’s Plastika Kritis, one of the top global producers of master-batches and agricultural films. According to Brendan Kelly, of Rhino Plastics, the bags are a solution for storing grains such as wheat, barley, maize, sorghum, soybean, rice, rye, and legumes.
This article help me understand more about Africa because it shows me how maize and other crops are important in African's economy. If these crops failed, the economy will probably crash unless they diversify their economy. It's nice to hear that the South Africans' groups are making a deal for the farmers to store their maizes and other crops. If there's no space for the maizes in the facility, there would be a lot of leftovers, and the price might drop down a lot because they need to make space by selling their maizes. 
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South Africa Readies Armyworm Offensive as Corn Crop Threatened

South Africa Readies Armyworm Offensive as Corn Crop Threatened | MAIZE | Scoop.it
South African growers are preparing to battle alien armyworms after reports of the corn-field destroying caterpillars in three provinces, a farmers’ organization said.
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Zambia president orders air force to help fight maize pest

Zambia president orders air force to help fight maize pest | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Lusaka, Reuters – Zambia's President Edgar Lungu has enlisted the country’s air force to join other government agencies in an emergency operation to contain the spread of pests that have invaded maize fields in many parts of the country. The armyworms, which feast on young maize plants and are capable of wiping out entire fields, have been spotted in about six of Zambia's 10 provinces, Agriculture Permanent Secretary Julius Shawa said. On Wednesday the Zambia Air Force began airlifting pesticides to the four worst affected provinces and will team up with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) in responding to the crisis, presidential spokesman Amos Chanda said in a statement. The air force will not carry out aerial spraying of the insecticide, however. Zambia's maize production rose to 2.87 million tonnes in the 2015-2016 crop season from 2.60 million tonnes the previous season due to better than anticipated rainfall…
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Scientists inching closer to disease-free maize varieties

Scientists inching closer to disease-free maize varieties | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Scientists are working round the clock to tackle Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN), the viral disease responsible for an estimated 100 per cent loss in maize yields. Through ongoing screening of lines and hybrids from seed companies in sub-Saharan Africa, and national research organisations such as the Kenya Agriculture and Livestock Research Organisation (Kalro), scientists ar
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Extreme Weather May Raise Toxin Levels in Food, Scientists Warn

Extreme Weather May Raise Toxin Levels in Food, Scientists Warn | MAIZE | Scoop.it
U.N. report says wheat and other crops generate potential toxins to protect themselves from intense weather
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The race to create super-crops

The race to create super-crops | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Old-fashioned breeding techniques are bearing more fruit than genetic engineering in developing hyper-efficient plants.
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Kenya Gives Nod to Open-Air Trials of Bt Maize - It Could Be Selling By 2018

Kenya Gives Nod to Open-Air Trials of Bt Maize - It Could Be Selling By 2018 | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Kenya moved closer to commercial cultivation of genetically modified crops after the government approved open-air field trials of GM maize, making it the first East African country and the third in Africa to plant the genetically modified crop.
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USAID-PARC launch bio-fortified maize hybrids programme

USAID-PARC launch bio-fortified maize hybrids programme | MAIZE | Scoop.it
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) in collaboration with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched
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Tanzania to begin confined trials of drought, pest resistant GMO maize

Tanzania to begin confined trials of drought, pest resistant GMO maize | MAIZE | Scoop.it
At last Tanzanian scientists have been allowed to release confined field trials of transgenic [maize], marking a new turn is the raging debate over adoption of biotechnology plants.
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Nigerian maize price soars, as global prices increase

Nigerian maize price soars, as global prices increase | MAIZE | Scoop.it

The price of Nigerian maize has risen as imports are speculated to have reduced to 200,000 metric tonnes (MT), as a result of global increase in prices of maize.

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Malawi has most expensive maize in Southern Africa

Malawi has most expensive maize in Southern Africa | MAIZE | Scoop.it
50kg bag selling at K15,000 Following a disruption in water cycle which delayed the rains during the current and previous rainy seasons, Malawians should p
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Genetic and Genomic Toolbox of Zea mays

Genetic and Genomic Toolbox of Zea mays | MAIZE | Scoop.it

This is a terrific Open Access reivew An article from March 2015 "Genetics"That" outlines the basics of working with maize and Describes its rich genetic toolbox "- by Natalie J Nannas and Kelly Dawe.


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