Zimbabwe: Grow Drought-Resistant Maize, Farmers Urged

all Africa (May 4, 2015) Farmers have been urged to adopt drought-resistant maize varieties to counter the effects of persistent droughts and erratic rainfall patterns caused by climate change. One such drought-resistant maize seed variety, which is also tolerant to diseases, is the Sirdamaize 113 developed locally by the Scientific and Industrial Research and Development Centre (SIRDC).