Maize is a very important food and economic crop in the country and with the impact of climate change around us, what do you think of maize varieties that can give farmers good harvests, when cultivated after the rainy season, under reduced rainfall or limited water, and even drought?
Some local researchers who have done applied laboratory research on sustainability of genetically modified organisms (GMO), are confident that a clause which holds them and their partner companies liable for any negative effects will be changed this year.
Chinese importers canceled purchases of four cargoes of U.S. corn this week, after one cargo was diverted to Vietnam last week, U.S. government data showed on Thursday, as a dispute over an unapproved genetically modified strain remained unresolved.
A new initiative has been launched to upscale use of commercialisation of StrigAwayTM – an herbicide-resistant seed and treatment – to improve productivity and competitiveness of smallholder maize farmers.
Masopane — On a family farm tucked between the rolling hills of Masopane, 40 km outside of South Africa's capital, Pretoria, 35-year-old Sophie Mabhena is dreaming big about her crop of genetically modified (GM) maize.
Magande has said in an interview that it is unfortunate and worrying to note that three quarters of the farmers across the country have not yet received farming inputs under the Farmer Input Support Programme (FISP).
HARARE -- Zimbabwe is unlikely to produce as much maize as it anticipates in 2014, the country’s farmers’ union said Monday, adding to the fear that the country’s worst food shortage in four years might continue.
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.
The most preferred crop one season and out of favour the next, maize will alternate between extremes in Punjab’s selective policymaking. The diversifying state gives maize the largest area shifting away from paddy, around 35 per cent of 12 lakh hectares, which would take the total area under the crop from 1.29 lakh hectares until 2012 to 5.5 lakh hectares once the diversification is complete.
HAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany intends to abstain in a European Union vote on the cultivation of a new type of genetically modified maize, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.Some German opposition
By simulating the environment when corn was first exploited by people and then domesticated, Smithsonian scientists discovered that corn's ancestor; a wild grass called teosinte, may have looked more like corn then than it does today. The fact that it
In 2013, the country had total rice planting areas of 7.9 million hectares and 1,157ha of corn. We have had too much rice, while having to import nearly 4 million tonnes of corn and soya yearly. So, around 130,000ha of rice will be shifted to cultivation of other crops, mostly corn and soya.
Corn fell, capping the biggest annual drop since at least 1960, and wheat tumbled the most in five years as grain production climbs to records worldwide and outpaces demand for food, livestock feed and use in biofuels.