Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN), an Emerging Threat to Maize-Based Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa.

  title={Maize Lethal Necrosis (MLN), an Emerging Threat to Maize-Based Food Security in Sub-Saharan Africa.},
  author={George Mahuku and Benham E. L. Lockhart and Bramwel W. Wanjala and Mark W. Jones and Janet Njeri Kimunye and Lucy R Stewart and Bryan J Cassone and Subramanian Sevgan and Johnson O. Nyasani and Elizabeth Kusia and P Lava Kumar and Charles L. Niblett and Andrew Kiggundu and Godfrey Asea and Hanu R. Pappu and Anne Wangai and Boddupalli M. Prasanna and Margaret G. Redinbaugh},
  volume={105 7},
In sub-Saharan Africa, maize is a staple food and key determinant of food security for smallholder farming communities. Pest and disease outbreaks are key constraints to maize productivity. In September 2011, a serious disease outbreak, later diagnosed as maize lethal necrosis (MLN), was reported on maize in Kenya. The disease has since been confirmed in Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and similar symptoms have been reported in Tanzania, Uganda, South Sudan, and Ethiopia. In 2012… CONTINUE READING
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