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New drought tolerant and pests resistant maize variety gets Sh2.5bn funding

New maize hybrids branded as TELA maize have been enhanced through biotechnology to improve their drought tolerance and ability to resist attacks by insects. Photo courtesy. A new insect-resistant and drought-tolerant maize variety in Sub-Saharan Africa has received Sh2.5 billion ($24.6m) grant by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) …

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