Water Efficient Maize for Africa

Status 
Active
Region 
Africa
Description 
The "WEMA" project is a collaborative maize improvement and delivery program led by AATF but with heavy involvement from Monsanto, CIMMT and 5 NARS. The project is focused on developing conventional and GE varieties of maize that are tolerant to both drought and insect resistance. In addition to providing technical support, staff, and facilities (some of which are paid by the Gates Foundation grant to this program), Monsanto also contributes financially to this program.
Implementing Partner 
African Agricultural Technology Foundation
Resource Partner 
Start Year 
2014
End Year 
2019