Last month, the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. Hot on the agenda (as has been for a few years now) was the issue of climate change. World leaders spoke about the many ways the climate crisis will affect us all, threatening the safety of our homes, the prosperity of our livelihoods, and the very food we eat. For example, climate change affects agriculture in a number of ways, including the changes in average temperatures, rainfall and crop production.

The maize crop is essential to African food systems
and central to many cultures

The TELA Maize Project is a partnership working
initiating the commercialization of transgenic
and insect-protected maize varieties
to enhance
food security in Sub-Saharan Africa