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February 11, 2016


Q+A: Ignore preconceptions, stake claim on science, CIMMYT’s Natalia Palacios tells women, girls


Q+A: How women and girls can succeed in science, according to CIMMYT’s Sarah Hearne


February 9, 2016


Tanzania - Researchers urged to ensure improved seeds they produce reach farmers (IPP Media)


February 7, 2016


Lessons to be learnt from Burkina Faso’s decision to drop GM cotton (The Conversation)


February 5, 2016


Maroc - Le rôle des femmes semencières dans la sécurité alimentaire (Libération)


February 2, 2016


Burkina Faso's reversal on genetically modified cotton and the implications for Africa (African Affairs)


January 31, 2016


2016 to be celebrated as the International Year of Pulses


January 28, 2016


Proposal for the assessment of new methods in plant breeding - International group of scientists calls for common sense in the application of high-precision genome-editing methods
Vorschlag zur Einstufung neuer Methoden in der Pflanzenzucht - Internationale Gruppe von Wissenschaftlern appelliert, neue gentechnische Züchtungsmethoden sinnvoll zu nutzen


Africa needs a Green Revolution in rice, says expert 


January 20, 2016


New study finds most African smallholder farmers actively shopping for seeds, but mainly through local ‘informal’ markets largely ignored by seed initiatives - Extensive survey raises red flag for reliance on formal markets to deliver critical crop varieties, while also refuting assumption that most farmers rely on saved seed


January 13, 2016


History of seed treatment (Syngenta)


Ancient going on nouveau


January 12, 2016


Thirty years of supporting maize farmers in southern Africa


January 10, 2016


Urgence de relancer la recherche scientifique au Bénin (SciDev.Net)


January 7, 2016


Extremwetter beeinflussen Landwirtschaft verschieden stark (Süddeutsche Zeitung)


January 6, 2016


Does the current plant patent system restrict innovation and hurt small breeders? (Genetic Literacy Project)


Celebrate the International Year of Pulses


January 5, 2016


What a 'CERN' for agricultural science could look like 


January 4, 2016


The billion dollar game of strategy: The effect of farmers' decisions on pest control


January 3, 2016


What 2015's big deals might mean for agriculture - Verdant Partners executive Garrett Stoerger shares insights on major mergers and acquisitions impacting the agribusiness industry in 2015 (AgWeb)


December 22, 2015


IP Ag Innovation Series: Top six reasons we need intellectual property


December 4, 2015


Agri-business Leaders get climate smart at COP21 and aim to make 50% more food available and reduce agricultural emissions by 50% by 2030


December 3, 2015


Current Legal Issues in Intellectual Property Rights and Protection for Crop Plants (Crop Science)


Will breakthroughs in genetic technology make genetic engineered crops more palatable? (Lexicology)


USDA report warns that climate change is likely to impede progress on global food security


We have a duty to use my gene-editing technology responsibly - CRISPR gene editing is a cheap, fast and accurate way of doing genetics. Society must now decide how to use it, says co-discoverer Emmanuelle Charpentier (New Scientist)


December 2, 2015


Of maize farmers, coming calves, waxing oxen, and comely camels: a Tanzanian tale of triumph over tribulations


November 30, 2015


IP Ag innovation Series: The Four Organizations Defining and Defending Intellectual Property


November 26, 2015


Surge in climate change-related disasters poses growing threat to food security - In developing countries the agriculture sector bears much of the economic impact


November 25, 2015


Growing need to revamp national laws governing pesticides - FAO and WHO release updated guidelines for countries on pesticide legislation and labelling


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