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May 12th, 2016 / IRIN News

thumb.aspxMaize is not as traditional as most people think. It’s an import, and in much of the interior of Africa, only a little over a century old. Its rise to dominance as a food crop has been incredible, but its future is far less assured, as it’s highly sensitive to deprivation of water, sunlight and nitrogen, making it vulnerable to climate change. Read more