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KABAMANOJ F1 Orange maize hybrid

Unleashing the Power of High-Yielding Orange Maize Across Africa!

This new maize variety KABAMANOJ F1 addresses challenges such as drought, diseases, and the effects of climate change. Its short cycle of 80 to 100 days contributes to early maturity, enhancing resilience to challenging climatic conditions. Registered with ECOWAS, this variety adapts seamlessly to the African climate, promising a substantial contribution to food security and agricultural sustainability.

This technology is pre-validated.


Scaling readiness: idea maturity 9/9; level of use 9/9

Cost: $$$ 110 USD/ha

Seed cost

170 USD/ha

Operation cost

560 USD/ha





  • Drought and Climate Change Effects:

    • Insufficient rainfall and unpredictable weather patterns.
    • Increased frequency and severity of droughts impacting maize growth.
  • Poor Yield:

    • Inadequate agricultural practices leading to suboptimal productivity.
    • Limited access to high-yielding maize varieties.
  • Long Maturity Period:

    • Extended growth cycles delaying harvest and affecting overall efficiency.
    • Challenges in aligning crop cycles with optimal planting seasons.
  • Pests and Diseases Attacks:

    • Vulnerability to pests such as stem borers and diseases like maize streak virus.
    • Insufficient pest and disease management strategies.


  • Reduced Growth Cycle:

    • Short maturation period of 80-100 days, addressing the challenge of long maturity.
  • High Yields and Cob Characteristics:

    • Impressive yields of up to 10 tonnes/ha.
    • Substantial cob weight of 160 g and optimal cob length of 26 cm, combating poor yield issues.
  • Resistance to Stresses:

    • Excellent resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, including drought, mitigating climate-related challenges.
  • Disease Tolerance:

    • Robust defense against diseases, addressing vulnerability to pests and diseases.
  • Nutrient-Rich and Climate Adaptation:

    • Protein-rich content enhances nutritional value.
    • Specifically adapted to the African climate, aligning with climate change resilience needs.
  • ECOWAS Registration:

    • Officially registered with ECOWAS, ensuring compliance with regional standards.

Key points to design your business plan

For Seed multipliers:

Developing Kabamanoj F1 maize technology opens avenues for market expansion, driving demand and revenue growth. It establishes a pioneering stance in innovation and sustainability, fostering trust among customers and ensuring continuous advancement.

To effectively multiply seeds, stocking up on Foundation or Registered Seed is essential, depending on your role in the seed development process. The technology multiplication process does not entail the purchase of a license.

Potential customers include wholesale distributors supplying retailers, development projects, government agencies, and NGOs. Cultivating robust partnerships with wholesale distributor networks is pivotal for business success.


For Users:

Using Kabamanoj F1 technology enhances crop yields, bolsters disease resistance, and fortifies climate resilience while optimizing costs and offering environmental advantages. Embracing this technology elevates agricultural productivity, reduces expenses, and fosters environmental sustainability.

The cost structure, one Kg price of Kabamanoj F1 Orange Maize, is set at 110 USD/ha average cost of seeds for a farmer. 

Account for delivery costs from Kenya to the project site, and consider import clearance and duties if applicable.

You need to estimate the profit realized with the use of the product.


Positive or neutral impact

Adults 18 and over
Positive high
The poor
Positive high
Under 18
No impact
Positive high

Positive or neutral impact

Climate adaptability
It adapts really well
Adaptability for farmers
It helps a lot
It doesn't hurt them
Carbon footprint
It reduces emissions a lot
Water usage
It uses a little less water

Negative or unknown impact

Soil quality
It decreases the soil's health and fertility

Countries with a green colour
Tested & adopted
Countries with a bright green colour
Countries with a yellow colour
Egypt Equatorial Guinea Ethiopia Algeria Angola Benin Botswana Burundi Burkina Faso Democratic Republic of the Congo Djibouti Côte d’Ivoire Eritrea Gabon Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea-Bissau Cameroon Kenya Libya Liberia Madagascar Mali Malawi Morocco Mauritania Mozambique Namibia Niger Nigeria Republic of the Congo Rwanda Zambia Senegal Sierra Leone Zimbabwe Somalia South Sudan Sudan South Africa Eswatini Tanzania Togo Tunisia Chad Uganda Western Sahara Central African Republic Lesotho
Countries where the technology has been tested and adopted
Country Tested Adopted
Benin Not tested Adopted
Burkina Faso Not tested Adopted
Cameroon Not tested Adopted
Côte d’Ivoire Not tested Adopted
Ghana Not tested Adopted
Guinea Not tested Adopted
Mali Not tested Adopted
Nigeria Not tested Adopted
Senegal Not tested Adopted
Sierra Leone Not tested Adopted
Togo Not tested Adopted

This technology can be used in the colored agro-ecological zones. Any zones shown in white are not suitable for this technology.

Agro-ecological zones where this technology can be used
AEZ Subtropic - warm Subtropic - cool Tropic - warm Tropic - cool

Source: HarvestChoice/IFPRI 2009

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that are applicable to this technology.

Sustainable Development Goal 2: zero hunger
Goal 2: zero hunger
Sustainable Development Goal 3: good health and well-being
Goal 3: good health and well-being

  1. Land Prep: Till and clear the land for optimal soil conditions.

  2. Sowing: Plant 20 kg/ha of quality seeds with 0.80m row spacing and 0.20m plant spacing.

  3. Weed Control: Manage weeds for nutrient efficiency and yield protection.

  4. Irrigation: Ensure consistent moisture, especially in dry regions.

  5. Fertilization: Apply fertilizers based on soil analysis and crop needs.

  6. Pest & Disease Management: Employ integrated strategies for pest and disease control.

  7. Harvest: Monitor maturity and harvest when cobs reach optimal size.

Last updated on 30 April 2024