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    Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) Improved Maize Varieties to Aid Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa

    3BL Media

    by 3BL Media

    Three-quarters of the world’s most severe droughts over the past 10 years have occurred in Africa, making farming risky for millions of smallholder farmers, most of whom are women and rely on rainfall to water their crops. Maize is the most widely grown staple crop in Africa – more than 300 million Africans depend on it as their main food source. Maize production is severely affected by drought, which can lead to unpredictable and low yields, and at worst, complete crop failure.