the International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, has developed some drought-tolerant maize varieties that are capable of maturing early.
Agriculturists commend the IITA for the drought-tolerant and pest-resistant maize varieties it has released. They note that the institute is, indeed, living up to the people’s expectations as one of Africa’s leading research institutes set up to find solutions to the problems of hunger, malnutrition and poverty plaguing Africa via increased food production.
The experts insist that the new varieties would boost maize production in Nigeria and other African countries facing poor maize harvests as a result of drought.
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