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February 22nd, 2018 / Daily Nation, Kenya

During a field tour of farms to investigate the extent of damage caused by fall armyworms, Dr Murenga Mwimali a principal scientist and maize breeder at Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization’s (Kalro), Katumani Station, had something to inspire the farmers.

Dr Mwimali said the organisation had already developed better seeds to counter the predatory worms and drought and is in the process of developing even more hardier and resilient crop seeds that could alleviate the challenges facing the farmers in the region.

“We have resistant maize variety seeds at our Kiboko, Kitale and Katumani centres, which are robust and resilient and can be effective in controlling the fall armyworms and also thrive in the dry conditions. Read more