The Malawi climate allows for maize planting all year round as long as there is moisture for plant to grow. Now in the dry season this is not always the case. Moisture comes from what is still in the soil around streams. What helps is to plant a drought tolerant early variety. For this purpose Demeter Seed makes available the white maize variety ZM309. Currently being packed in Lilongwe to be distributed to agro-dealers around the country now.