improved Maize cultivars

This project seeks to generate new improved high yielding and earlier maturing maize hybrids to cater for the needs of farmers in the intermediate and transition-to-low altitudes of the Southern Highlands of Tanzania. Build farmers’ awareness of new varieties through famer participatory variety selection, on-farm variety trials, demonstrations, field days and exhibitions. The project will also link up with the public and private institutions involved in research, production, promotion and distribution of seeds of elite hybrids, to eventually putting in place a sustainable local seed security mechanism, for the benefit of resource-poor rural farming communities in the intermediate and transition-to-low altitudes in Tanzania.