Innovative breeding for drought tolerance and fertilizer use efficiency in maize

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This paper highlights outcome of research that was initiated as part of a graduate PhD research thesis, but has today led to development of commercial maize varieties in Southern Africa. It clearly demonstrates that university-based research does indeed contribute to solving development issues and has economic benefit to society.
Ce document souligne les résultats de la recherche qui a été lancée dans le cadre d’une thèse de recherche de doctorat, mais aujourd’hui a conduit au développement de variétés de maïs commerciales en Afrique australe. Il démontre clairement que la recherche universitaire en effet contribuer à résoudre les questions de développement et a des retombées économiques pour la société.
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2010
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Southern Africa
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RUFORUM Conferences and Workshops
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Open Access
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Printed resource
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977-978
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About the RUFORUM 2010 Biennal Conference
"The 2010 RUFORUM Biennial Conference was the second in the series. The main objective of the Biennial conferences is to provide a platform for agricultural research for development stakeholders in Africa and beyond to actively exchange findings and experiences, while at the same time learning lessons towards improving performance of the agricultural sector and ultimately people’s livelihoods. The biennial conference is RUFORUM’s most comprehensive meeting for the diversity of stakeholders in agriculture. It is especially dedicated to graduate students and their supervisors, grantees in RUFORUM member universities and alumni. It is a platform for peer review, quality control, mentorship, networking and shared learning. This record contains an extended abstract accepted under the theme of Plant Breeding"