S&T research /innovation in Zimbabwe
Author(s)/Corporate Author (s)Chetsanga, C.J.;
United Nations. Economic Commission for Africa;
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The research work to develop hybrid maize that is high yielding under the agro-ecological conditions obtaining in Zimbabwe and neighbouring countries has been a long term project, the launching of this maize improvement project predates the independence of Zimbabwe in 1980. A number of strains of hybrid maize have been developed by the Department of Research and Specialist Services (DR &. SS) using traditional biotechnology. The SR52 hybrid has been one of the most successful maize strains developed by DR & SS.