Securing regulatory approvals and initiating commercialization of transgenic drought-tolerant (DroughtGard or CspB trait) and insect-resistant (Bt trait) (TELA) maize hybrids royalty-free for African farmers to manage frequent droughts and pests.
Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Agriculture and Seeds & Stock
Agriculture and Seeds & StockSEE LESS
South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and 5 MoreSEE ALL
South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Mexico, Mozambique, Nigeria and United StatesSEE LESS
Countries Implemented In
Drought-stress and insect-pests (fall army-worm and stem borer) infestation occasioned by climate-charge
Through plant breeding and genetic engineering to develop novel drought-tolerant and insect-resistant maize hybrids trademarked DroughtTEGO¬Æ (conventional) and TELA¬Æ (transgenic).
Smallholder African Farmers Seed companies in Africa National maize breeding programs in Africa
Our innovation combines both conventional and transgenic technologies with the transgenic technology building on the gains from conventional technology to provide sustainable options for African farmers