FocusOn - Maize 
FocusOn - Maize 
 

MAIZE 

Welcome to FocusOn - Maize 
 
Here we bring together the key issues, latest research and most up to date news on maize all in one place. 
 
To start the experience please find below 3 introductory documents to get you started. 
 
Key facts  
 
Originating in Mexico in 5000 BC today 870 million tonnes of maize is grown on 158 million hectares of land. 
 
The crop is a staple food for an estimated 1 billion people across the world and in Africa maize forms part of the diet for 50% of the population. 
 
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