Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA)

Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) is a public-private partnership to develop drought-tolerant and insect protected maize that will be available royalty-free to smallholder farmers in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda through local seed companies. Monsanto Company has contributed germplasm and intends to eventually donate biotechnology derived proprietary traits to this project.

Monsanto Company also contributes in-kind support in the form of molecular breeding and some technical expertise with the goal of getting improved maize germplasm into the hands of farmers in WEMA countries.  


Contact: Roy Cantrell roy.cantrell@monsanto.com


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