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July 21st, 2017 / News Ghana

African scientists said they have expanded innovative anti-striga seed that has led to the reclamation of 20,000 hectares of arable land in Kenya to other East African countries.

Denis Kyetere, Executive Director of African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), said the expansion aims to improve the productivity of maize in the region and increase the food security of thousands of smallholder farmers.

Kyetere noted that crop losses of up to 1 billion U.S dollars in SSA were experienced due to the infestation of striga weed. Read more