Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA)

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Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) is a partnership of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation, research organizations in several African nations, the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT, one of the key institutions of the Green Revolution), and Monsanto, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.[1] The acronym "wema" is the Swahili word for "good."

Africa research institutions involved include:

According to Kenyan newspapers, WEMA GE maize seeds will be sold in shops in Kenya in 2014.[2]

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  1. WEMA website, accessed March 6, 2011.
  2. Jacob Ng'etich, "Genetic maize seeds set for Kenyan market," Daily Nation, February 23, 2012.

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