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December 17, 2014


African Seed Trade Learns from the American Seed Trade Association (AgWired)


Kenya - 23 botanists graduate from the African Plant Breeding Academy (AllAfrica)


December 16, 2014


Plant breeders build capacity to resuscitate African orphan crops (EnviroNews)


December 15, 2014


Towards a balanced regime of intellectual property rights for agricultural innovations (Journal of Intellectual Property Rights)


Scientists say Kenya’s GMO ban is stalling biotech R&D (SciDev.Net)


December 11, 2014


Cotton Association of Zambia says there is need to invest in research and development of cotton seed varieties that adapt to the environment in light of climate change (Daily Mail)


December 10, 2014


Scientists seal agreement to boost adaptability of wheat to climate change - Delegates detail strategy for protecting stapel food crop from environmental shocks


Globale Initiative will Anpassung des Weizens an den Klimawandel vorantreiben - Züchtungsforscher des Julius Kühn-Instituts bringen ihre Kompetenzen zur Trockenstressforschung ein 


No Ordinary Matter: Conserving, Restoring and Enhancing Africa’s Soils


December 8, 2014


Towards a global Plant Breeders’ Rights system?


Uganda - Biotechnology: a business in waiting (New Vision)


December 7, 2014


New approach to food aid: DuPont, U.S. help African farmers (The Des Moines Register)


December 4, 2014


Adding value to Africa’s rice


December 3, 2014


Bridging the gap between science, society and industry: building a new generation of African Soil Scientists and Agronomists


December 2, 2014


La pomme de terre : pilier de la sécurité alimentaire (Le Matin)


December 1, 2014


Researchers proffer recipe on how to scale out agricultural technologies


November 29, 2014


Innovations in Seed Systems - Lessons from the CCRP-funded project “Sustaining Farmer-Managed Seed Initiatives in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso”


November 25, 2014


New wheat breeds can help avert food security disaster - Production must grow 70 percent over 35 years


November 23, 2014


Plant Breeders Bill inimical to Ghana’s food sovereignty, say two farmer groups (GhanaWeb)


November 21, 2014


Are farm crops key players in changes to seasonal carbon cycle? (Christian Science Monitor)


November 20, 2014


Estudio evidencia los beneficios sociales de la propiedad intelectual en innovación agraria


November 19, 2014


Lack of access to improved technologies hinders legume production in Africa (Africa Science News)


New study finds that intellectual property protection secures significant benefits for society - Analysis shows 80% of economic benefits from IP-protected agricultural innovation goes to farmers and consumers


November 14, 2014


Peasant Farmers Association of Ghana reiterates its opposition to the Plant Breeders Bill in its current form (GhanaWeb)


November 10, 2014


The biggest study so far finds that GM crops have large, widespread benefits (The Economist)


November 8, 2014


You can’t have one without the other: farmers need plant breeders to keep developing new varieties and breeders need farmers to buy their seed (Grainews)


November 3, 2014


Informe destaca el valor de la innovación agraria para ayudar a la agricultura africana a ser competitiva 


GM agricultural technologies for Africa: a state of affairs 


October 31, 2014


Africa's newfound taste for an old grain has experienced problems — drought, low yields and costly imports. But new projects are driving the continent towards self-sufficiency (Nature)


Ghana - Convention People’s Party calls on government to redraw the Plant Breeders Bill (Vibe Ghana)


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