NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – African scientists will use funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates and Howard G. Buffett foundations to develop genetic markers for use in a program focused on creating new strains of corn that will have greater resistance to drought.
 
The Water Efficient Maize for Africa program will receive a total of $47 million to develop corn strains that could help increase yields by 20 percent to 35 percent.
 

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