The study by Tegemeo Institute of Agricultural Policy shows that for every one acre of maize that is planted by small scale farmers, only 0.72 per cent of the seeds used are hybrid.

Zimbabwean smallholder farmers consider seed security to be an issue of national security. For them, access to the right seeds at the right time, and for the right price, is critical to being able to produce enough food to eat in the face of growing climate disruption.

Deals would put the majority of seeds, chemicals and GM traits in the hands of three companies, deepening poverty for small-scale farmers

China's first national gene bank, China National Genebank, will open in the southern city of Shenzhen on Sept 22, with the goal of protecting, researching and utilizing genetic resources, Nanfang D

German chemicals giant Bayer has confirmed its record-breaking $66bn takeover of GM seeds business Monsanto - a deal that would create the world's biggest seeds and pesticides company.

The seeds will cost less than other hybrids but give higher yields

NEW DELHI – Monsanto has pulled an application seeking Indian approval for its next generation of genetically modified, pest-resistant cotton seeds, it said Thursday, sharply escalating an ongoing

Scientists creating backup of Madagascar’s flora at Kew’s seed bank as deforestation threatens African island’s biodiversity

Arusha — East Africa is still struggling to eradicate the maize lethal necrosis disease (MLND), which has ravaged the crop in the northern regions of Tanzania and other East African countries since

ISLAMABAD: The involvement of a huge annual business of agriculture seeds valuing Rs40 to Rs60 billion is a key hurdle to passage of the Plant Breeders Rights Bill, which has been stuck in parliame

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