New maize variety boost to Kenya’s food security plan

What you need to know:

  • This is a boost, especially to small-scale farmers in areas with erratic rainfall patterns.
  • The released varieties are Katumani Coast transition varieties, Muguga Embu varieties, Western varieties and Kitale varieties.

It was good news to farmers as scientists released a new drought-resistant maize variety with the potential for high yields per acre.

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