Maize hybrid technology changing lives


In Zimbabwe, maize is life and the basis of the economy, as it is both a staple crop as well as a cash crop among small scale and large scale farm holds. Food security in Zimbabwe can only be addressed through the cultivation of high grain yielding seed varieties such as maize hybrids. When we get food security right, then we are on the right track to get everything else right. The previous Green Revolutions in Zimbabwe were fronted by surges in maize production figures and are attributed to the religious adoption of maize hybrid technology by smallholder and large scale farmers.