Discovery - Feeding The World - Episode 2
Maize is a staple food in sub saharan Africa, eaten once or twice a day by many people, but lack of rain is an ever present threat. Last year the drought in Kenya meant the amount of maize produced fell dramatically and millions of people faced starvation. A drought resistant maize is needed urgently. Sue Broom travels to Kenya and Mozambique to investigate a new research project that is combining conventional crop breeding with genetically modified crops.