The Department of Plant Sciences at South Africa’s University of the Free State is conducting research on the enhancing of food security in Africa. A professor in Plant Breeding, Maryke Labuschagne, says, through the study, students across the continent will collaborate to release new commercial varieties of maize, sorghum and many more. The 20 PhD students will work towards improving the nutritional value, the resilience to climate, and production conditions of crops.