Kenya 2004 Agriculture. Genetically Modified Maize (24 images)

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Every year, Kenya loses Sh7.2 billion ($90 million) to a pesky insect that attacks maize stalks. The stem borer, which eats away 400,000 tonnes of maize - about 15 per cent of farmers' annual harvests - has been on scientists' minds for a long time. Now, a new project to develop insect resistant maize on the continent is likely to put farmers at rest. Thanks to the Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project, the National Museum of Kenya has acquired an arthropod reference collection for...
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