Farmers in Embu, Kenya, where CIMMYT and the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) have been working in collaboration to provide farmers with new improved maize varieties. These varieties are more drought-tolerant and insect resistant, give higher yields under proper management, and are quality protein maize (QPM), meaning they have enhanced levels of essential amino acids.

Photo credit: CIMMYT.

For more about farming life in Embu, see CIMMYT's October 2006 e-news story "No Maize, No Food," available online at:

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