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Table 3 Top five ranked maize cultivars grown in the 13 surveyed African countries during the 2013/2014 main crop season

From: Characteristics of maize cultivars in Africa: How modern are they and how many do smallholder farmers grow?

Region/country Varieties (descending order of area coverage) Area covered (%) Year of release
Highest Lowest Total Oldest Latest
  EA avg. 25.6 5.8 56.6 20.3 7.3
Ethiopia BH540a, Shonea, Agara, Melkassa2b, Katumanic 35.5 4.3 65.6 1974 2008
Kenya SC Duma43a, DHO2a, WS505b, Kikamba, DK8031a 19.9 7.4 47.6 1995 2004
Tanzania Stahab, Situka1b, DK8031a, PAN67a, TMV1b 12.0 5.2 38.7 1983 2002
Uganda Longe5a, Longe10Ha, Longe4b, Longe6Ha, Longe 7Ha 35.2 6.2 74.6 2000 2009
  SA avg. 28.7 5.8 57.4 27.0 14.6
Angola Branco Redondoc, Amareloc, Catetec, Nanhalac, Vermelhoc 36.8 5.3 74.0 1957 1967
Malawi Kanyania, PAN53a, Makangalaa, ZM309b, Bantuma 37.8 6.7 65.2 1999 2009
Mozambique Cagoloc, Chimanhicac, PAN67a, Bantamoc, Chindauc 18.1 7.5 27.8 NA NA
Zambia PAN53a, MRI624a, SC513a, ZMS606a, MRI634a; Gankataa 10.4 5.2 40.9 1999 2006
Zimbabwe SC513a, PAN413a, PHB3253a, SC403a, SC627a 40.3 4.4 79.0 1993 1999
  WA avg. 22.1 2.1 32.3 32.5 8.0
Benin INAc, DMRc, Faabab, SG2000c, TZPB SRb 13.5 1.5 11.3 1989 196
Ghana Obatanpab, Aburohomab, Yegbonic, Appiah,c, Aburotiab 40.6 2.7 48.2 1983 1992
Mali Sotubakab, Dembanyumanb, Burkinac, Nielenib, Zangrenib, N’Bonia 23.5 2.9 47.0 1985 1998
Nigeria Oba Super 9a, EVDT 99b, 3DT Comb, Yar Masarac 10.8 1.3 22.7 NA 2009
  SSA avg. 25.7 4.7 49.4 26.6 10.3
  1. aHybrid, b OPV, c local
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