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New Communication Materials from Cornell Alliance for Science

February 22, 2017

The Cornell Alliance for Science has recently released two communication materials. The blog article "Drought-tolerant Maize Shows Promise in Tanzania," written by Mark Lynas, tells the story of Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project, and the country's first ever genetically modified crop. Read the article at the Alliance for Science website.

A new video, "Championing Innovation on Ghanaian Farms," by Joseph Opoku Gakpo and Atu Darko, follows the life of John Dzwiornu, a rice farmer and 2016 Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellow, who has become a strong advocate of farmer's rights and the need for access to better agricultural technology, a position he champions as vice president of the Ghanaian Association of Farmers and Fishermen. Watch the video here.