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A-maize-ing progress in Ethiopia

Securing the supply
  • 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

Securing the supply

Private seed suppliers, like Gadissa Gobena, are working hard to meet the demand. The Ethiopian government plans to leave hybrid seed production to private companies and focus on supplying open pollinated varieties to farmers who can't afford hybrid seed.

picture credit: CIMMYT

 

 

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