Hardy Corn Varieties Developed for Drought and Acidic Soils Could Raise Yields 40 Percent and Help Feed Developing World
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CGIAR news release citing a new CIMMYT report discussing the potential impacts of new varieties of corn (maize) that are resistant to drought and to acidic soils - conditions prevalent in developing countries. The new varieties could feed 50 million additional people per year and, by enabling farmers to continue cultivating on what was becoming nonproductive lands, save virgin forests and other tropical lands which otherwise would have to be encroached upon.
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