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How does FAW impact the economic viability of the emerging private seed sector?

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Geoffrey Anyanda
Geoffrey Anyanda (@geoffrey-nyapom)
5 months ago

The potential impact on the budding private seed sector in many countries in SSA further drag on attainment of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals, particularly of zero hunger, no poverty. Maize is attacked by FAW at virtually all the phenological stages of the maize thereby causing severe losses when the whorl is destroyed. At the later phenological stages larvae also feeds on the tassels, burrow into the cobs and destroy the kernels, as well as expose the cob to infection by microorganisms including the mycotoxin producing fungi. Such cobs are 100% lost as they become non-harvestable. Damage to… Read more »