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A-maize-ing progress in Ethiopia

Protein-rich for growing kids
  • Recognising progress
  • A hunger-breaking crop?
  • Creating demand
  • Nine ton harvest
  • Surplus for sale
  • Protein-rich for growing kids
  • The need for seed
  • Securing the supply

Protein-rich for growing kids

New varieties of quality protein maize (QPM) which contain high levels of amino acids essential for human growth, are also under development. With a nutritional value close to that of milk, the QP maize was found to boost the growth of children by more than 20 per cent.

picture credit: CIMMYT

 

 

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