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Kenya steps up measures to contain deadly maize disease

August 22, 2012 Comments Off on Kenya steps up measures to contain deadly maize disease

August 22, 2012, 4:00 pm

By Beatrice Gachenge
NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya has asked farmers to burn tracts of maize fields and plant alternative crops to mitigate the spread of a deadly maize virus that has the potential to wipe out 80 percent of the crop, a senior official in the Ministry of …

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