Kenya is inching closer to the commercialisation of a drought-tolerant maize variety developed using the controversial genetic modification technology.
Local and international scientists estimate that the maize variety will be ready for farmers’ sampling in three years time.
The Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) has harvested its confined field trials, the fifth since the experiments started in 2010, which impressed scientists.
In such experiments, confined trials are conducted for seven seasons, and then subjected to National Performance Trials for two seasons.
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