Maize is widely used as food/feed and provides raw material for food industry in the world . It is the third most important cereal crop after wheat and rice.
MAIZE ranks third most grown crop in the world with an area of more than 118 million hectares with an annual production of about 600 million metric tones. In Tazania, maize is the fourth largest grown crop after wheat, cotton and rice. The area under maize cultivation in Tazania is over one million hectare and production 3.5 million metric tonnes