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October 15th, 2018 / CropNuts

The use of Bt maize is not a silver-bullet solution to at our food insecurity challenges, but has potential to contribute towards reduced suffering of the food deficits especially due to maize. By deploying Genetically Modified Maize products, Kenya has the potential of solving food insecurity problems. KALRO has done a lot of work in sensitizing farmers, politicians and other stakeholders on the importance of GMO products in Kenya through testing Bt maize in confined field trials (CFTs) in Kiboko and Kitale. Bt maize materials in the CFTs have proven to be resistant to insects and drought as compared to the other conventional materials. Read more