Moses Kimani, represented BioAtlantis Ltd. at a lunch with Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade, Simon Coveney at the Irish Embassy in Nairobi on Wednesday. Minister Coveney stressed the importance of The Africa Agri-Food Development Programme (AADP), a joint initiative between the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Department of Foreign Affairs which he set up while Minister for Agriculture. BioAtlantis is currently working under the AADP initiative to bring sustainable solutions to farmers to mitigate against problems imposed by climate change in Africa. This goal is being achieved by the provision of “Super Fifty® Prime” technology to farmers and by means of field demonstrations, crop specific trials and farmer training.
Super Fifty® Prime is a new product technology launched by BioAtlantis in Kenya, to prime and protect crops from oxidative stress. The process involves prior application of SuperFifty Prime as a foliar spray onto crops, at the flower bud emergence and at bloom stages. As the name suggests, SuperFifty Prime functions by priming and triggering a series of oxidative stress adaptations, rendering the plant tolerant to oxidative stress, thus improving fruit-set and yield in crops. SuperFifty® Prime renders crops tolerant to abiotic stress events associated with extreme weather conditions, such as drought, heat and cold, thus preventing crop yield losses.