Mark Edge heads Monsanto’s partnership in a water-efficient maize project that aims to help farmers in Africa live sustainably. Farmers Weekly caught up with him on a recent trip to London. What is your brief at Monsanto? I represent Monsanto in a public/private partnership called the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) partnership, which began in 2008. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Howard G Buffett Foundation and USAID fund it. Our aim is to develop drought-tolerant maize for smallholder farmers in […]