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The Community of Practice for maize researchers proposes to accelerate the development and application of maize breeding methodologies and approaches that accelerate breeding progress for enhanced productivity and stress tolerance suited to smallholder conditions. The Community also proposes to enhance the effectiveness of national agricultural research institutes and private sector breeders in developing countries through greater collaboration, peer support and information and germplasm exchange. The CoP also hopes to engage in advocacy and public awareness interventions to  boost the dissemination and adoption of improves varieties with a view to enhancing food security and the livelihoods of small holders dependent on maize farming.

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