Mozambique to gain from GM maize

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THE use of genetically modified (GM) maize could increase crop yield by up to 50 per cent, according to a study conducted by the Mozambique Agricultural Research Institute (IIAM). Maize is considered to be one of the most important crops in the country. Pedro Fato, lead researcher at IIAM, reported that the GM seeds have great potential for producing drought tolerant and pest resistant maize.