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February 2015

Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute

The warning was sounded by TAFIRI researcher Mary Kishe in Dar es Salaam when speaking to The Guardian in an exclusive interview shortly after the just ended consultative workshop on Food Price Trend Analysis: Implication to Food Security in Tanzania, organized by Association of Strengthening Agriculture Research for Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA). Read more about Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute

South Sudan confronts maize Lethal Necrosis Disease

South Sudan is making progress in efforts to control the spread of the Maize Lethal Necrosis disease (MLN) as well as in finding varieties that are resistant to the virus. South Sudan research teams have so far assembled and sent 12 types of maize germplasm for screening under artificial inoculation at the CIMMYT MLN facility in Naivasha, Kenya.

 

The teams are also in the process of increasing seed for selected hybrids and for open pollinated varieties with tolerance and resistance to MLN. Read more about South Sudan confronts maize Lethal Necrosis Disease