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Traits in Agriculture » Drought Tolerance

  Posting date: September 19, 2017
Current Status of the Water Efficient Maize in Africa (WEMA) Project
This paper examines the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project being rolled out in Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda.
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  Posting date: August 01, 2017
The Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project: Real or False Solution to Climate Change?
The Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project aims to produce drought-tolerant and insect-protected maize varieties,both conventional and GM, for Africa. While climate change is a very real problem for farmers, the project deserves further scrutiny.
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  Posting date: June 22, 2017
Concerns Over Impacts of Mozambique's Field Testing of GM Maize
A new report provides an analysis of the changes made to Mozambique’s biosafety legislation which has consequently allowed field trials of drought-tolerant GM maize to take place, and cites concerns over biosafety and farmers' rights.
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  Posting date: July 20, 2016
Overwhelming Opposition to Field Trials of GM Maize in South Africa
25,000 South Africans have signed a petition opposing Monsanto's extended field trials of stacked GM drought-tolerant maize in the country.
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  Posting date: November 03, 2014
Conventional Breeding for Drought Tolerance More Successful than Genetic Engineering
The success of a maize breeding programme in Africa provides concrete evidence that conventional breeding is more successful than genetic engineering in producing drought-tolerant maize.
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  Posting date: June 08, 2012
Monsanto's Droughtgard Shows Little Promise
Monsanto’s new drought tolerant corn, DroughtGard, reduces crop losses only modestly and will not reduce the crop’s water requirements.
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  Posting date: February 08, 2011
Water Efficient Maize for Africa: Pushing GM Crops onto Africa
This paper looks at the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project within the context of the race by massive agribusiness corporations to bring climate change related crops to the market.
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  Posting date: July 17, 2008
GM and Drought Tolerance
This briefing looks at claims that the drought-tolerant crops will soon to be released and that they produce higher yield while countering climate change.
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  Posting date: July 01, 2007
Monsanto's GM Drought-Tolerant Maize in South Africa
The African Centre for Biosafety's assessment of Monsanto's GM drought-tolerant maize which received the South African government's approval to be field-tested in the country.
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  Posting date: November 27, 2006
Turning Food into Fuel: GM Drought Tolerant Soybean and its Use in the Production of Biodiesel
Soybean is viewed as a very attractive crop for the production of biodiesel. This briefing looks into attempts to develop GM soybean for that purpose in South Africa.
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