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Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA II)

IRMA Project Stakeholders Meeting (5th 2004 Nairobi, Kenya)

Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA II)

"delivering products to farmers", (2004-2008) : fifth stakeholders meeting, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya, 9 December 2004

by IRMA Project Stakeholders Meeting (5th 2004 Nairobi, Kenya)

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Published by KARI, Syngeta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, CIMMYT in Nairobi, Kenya .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementS. Mugo ... [et al.].
SeriesIRMA project document -- no.19
ContributionsMugo, S., Kenya Agricultural Research Institute., Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture., International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center.
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 31 p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16265795M
LC Control Number2006315565

related. The list of acronyms and abbreviations related to IRMA - Insect Resistant Maize for Africa. The \'Insect Resistant Maize for Africa\' (IRMA) project in Kenya was aimed at developing new maize varieties both by conventional methods and by biotechnologically incorporating the delta-endotoxin produced by the soil bacterium Bacilius thuringiensis.\" \"The author gives an impartial and chronological account of this exemplary project.

Unlike South Africa where Bt-maize is mainly grown by large-scale commercial farmers, in the rest of African countries, maize is predominantly grown by subsistence farmers under diverse and genetically non-uniform farming practices which may play a role in delaying the evolution of resistance (Mulaa et al., , Mulaa et al., ). In Africa.   Caption: TELA maize (right) shows much better resistance to stem borer and fall armyworm than the non-GMO variety. Sub-Saharan Africa remains the most food-insecure region in the world, with an estimated million throughout the region suffering from chronic undernutrition. Frequent droughts are partially to blame for the persistent food shortages and the dry conditions [ ].

Get Books. Insect Resistant Maize Insect Resistant Maize by Jürg Bürgi, Insect Resistant Maize Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Insect Resistant Maize books, Many farmers in sub-Saharan Africa suffer heavily from crop losses due to stem borer pests. Insecticides are often unaffordable; therefore, maize plants must be made. Protecting maize against drought and insect damage. Maize is the most widely grown food crop in Africa with more than million people depending on it as their main food source. Its production is however severely affected by drought and insect-pests, which negatively impact yields leading to crop failure, hunger and poverty.


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Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA II) by IRMA Project Stakeholders Meeting (5th 2004 Nairobi, Kenya) Download PDF EPUB FB2

Many farmers in sub-Saharan Africa suffer heavily from crop losses due to stem borer pests. Insecticides are often unaffordable; therefore, maize plants must be made resistant to pests.

The ‘Insect Resistant Maize for Africa’ (IRMA) project in Kenya was aimed at developing new maize varieties both by conventional methods and by biotechnologically incorporating the?-endotoxin. Maize is the most important staple crop in Africa, with the livelihoods of more than million people depending on it.

In Africa, insect pests are responsible for about 31 percent of the losses in maize if no control is applied. The one big unanswered question regarding Bt maize in smallholder.

"Many farmers in sub-Saharan Africa suffer heavily from crop losses due to stem borer pests. Insecticides are often unaffordable; therefore, maize plants must be made resistant to pests. The 'Insect Resistant Maize for Africa' (IRMA) project in Kenya was aimed at developing new maize varieties both by conventional methods and by biotechnologically incorporating the delta-endotoxin produced by.

At the "End-of-Project Conference" in earlythe partners exchanged experiences, achievements, and lessons from IRMA III. They also discussed future prospects for the release, dissemination, and use of insect-resistant maize in eastern and southern Africa.

It drew more than 80 participants from CIMMYT, national agricultural research systems, national universities, donors and the seed industry.

The Developing Maize Resistant to Stem Borer and Storage Insect Pests for Eastern and Southern Africa project, known as IRMA III Conventional Projectwas managed by CIMMYT and funded by SFSA. Insects are a major concern for maize production worldwide.

Host plant resistance to insects involves a number of chemical and biochemical factors that limit, but rarely eliminate insect damage. Most chemical and many biochemical factors involved in resistance to insects are synthesized independent of the pest as phytoanticipines.

The project focuses on Kenya, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The second phase of the project began on February 1, OBJECTIVES. Product development.

Develop and test drought tolerant and and insect-pest resistant maize varieties through conventional, molecular, and genetic engineering breeding approaches. Mr Karanja said that the Bt maize varieties being developed in the country will be both draught tolerant and insect resistant since the project is a continuation of Water Efficient Maize for.

He was also the CIMMYT leader for the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project (), Insect Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project () and the Strengthening Seed Systems project in Kenya and Uganda (). “I leave CIMMYT with fond memories and with my.

[NAIROBI] Scientists have identified genes in local maize varieties that can fight off stemborers by summoning their natural enemies, raising hopes for pest-resistant varieties for African smallholders, a study says. Stemborer — an insect larva that bores in plant stems — is causing smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa yield losses of about US$ billion a year and negatively affecting the.

INSECT RESISTANT MAIZE FOR AFRICA (IRMA)/CIMMYT. Steph en Mugo Coordinator IRMA Project Int. Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) ICRAF House, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri P.O.

Box Village Market Nairobi, Kenya Partners. This book reviews and synthesizes the recent advances in exploiting host plant resistance to insects, highlighting the role of molecular techniques in breeding insect resistant crops. Insect Resistant Maize for Africa.

Regional» African. Add to My List Edit this Entry Rate it: ( / 1 vote) Translation Find a translation for Insect Resistant Maize for Africa in other languages: Select another language: Select - 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified).

In many African countries, the average maize yield per hectare is very low. These insect pests of maize cause damage to the plant and these cause stress to the plant.

For maize, threatening organisms are stem borers, nematodes, bacteria, viruses, fungi and weeds are some of the organisms that have negative impact on the maize plant. This book reviews and synthesizes the recent advances in exploiting host plant resistance to insects, highlighting the role of molecular techniques in breeding insect resistant crops.

It also provides an overview of the fascinating field of insect-plant relationships, which is fundamental to the study of host-plant resistance to insects. Genetically modified maize is a genetically modified ic maize strains have been genetically engineered to express agriculturally-desirable traits, including resistance to pests and to strains with both traits are now in use in multiple countries.

GM maize has also caused controversy with respect to possible health effects, impact on other insects and impact on other. CIMMYT () Toward insect resistant maize for the third world. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Methodologies for Developing Host Plant Resistance to Maize Insects, International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT), Mexico Google Scholar.

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation is co-ordinating a public-private partnership called Water Efficient Maize for Africa (Wema). Its aim is to develop drought-tolerant and insect-protected maize using both biotechnology and modern techniques of conventional breeding.

Its first product, a drought-tolerant, white maize hybrid seed, was delivered to farmers in Kenya four. Insect resistant maize for Africa (IRMA) project.

Mugo, S.N.; Poland, D.; De Groote, H.; Hoisington, D. KARI. CIMMYT. Series: IRMA Project Document. Pest-resistant maize and its potential health benefits Decem - Rossie Izlar can last for months and is a crucial element of the diets of many people across Africa, America, and Asia.

Small farmers in developing countries lose an incredible portion of their maize to insects like the large grain borer and the maize weevil. According to Dr Stephen Mugo, a maize breeder and coordinator of the Insect-Resistant Maize for Africa (IRMA) project, the LGB is a serious pest of stored grains that has no natural enemies in.Bt Insect Resistant maize (corn) Insect protected Bt corn produces superior yields in African field trial, photos courtesy AfricaBio/CropLife.

Although ranking third in global production (after wheat and rice) no grain is harnessed to a broader variety of uses than maize (corn), many of them crucial to smallholder livelihoods in Asia, Africa.Maize (Zea mays L.) is the leading grain in the world with an annual production of more than 1 billion tons inand it constitutes staple foods for large groups of people in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.

Maize production has increased the most because of its greater adaptation to different ecological systems and strong demand for bioethanol and animal feed and for the production of.