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August 31, 2015


Sustaining the training of plant breeders for Africa - The latest crop of plant breeders graduates from the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana


Food in a future of 10 billion (Agriculture & Food Security)


Seeds of success in Ghana


IP in Ag Innovation Series: Without this, there'd be no biotech crops


August 25, 2015


The International Year of Soils: Soils Support Health - From micronutrients in our foods to the development of antibiotics and other drugs, soils help make humans healthier in a variety of ways


GM crops: a crucial technology to feed the world


Food in a future of 10 billion (Agriculture & Food Security)


August 24, 2015


The perilous quest for the perfect seed - We owe unending gratitude to those few who found, transplanted, and nourished the seeds of our every meal (The Boston Globe)


Youth Ag Summit Day 1 - This extraordinary event brings together 100 delegates from 33 countries, with a simple, common goal: Feeding a Hungry Planet.


Wheat scientists urge funding boost after UK-U.S. food security report 


Kenya - GMO maize to boost food sufficiency, says Industrialisation Principal Secretary Wilson Songa


August 23, 2015


How southern Africa can unleash its agriculture potential, by IITA Director General


August 19, 2015


Seed System Security Assessment in West Nile Sub region


Mali - Chaine de valeur des semences : la problématique du genre (MaliActu)


Global warming: new report warns of food security threat


August 14, 2015


Zimbabwe - Seed sector collapses from foreign acquisitions (Zimbabwe Independent)


August 12, 2015


Fortified against blindness 


August 10, 2015


Show and tell: when technology adoption becomes farmer-driven - What does the CASFESA project have to show for two-and-a-half years in Kenya? 


August 9, 2015


Intellectual property - A question of utility - Patents are protected by governments because they are held to promote innovation. But there is plenty of evidence that they do not (The Economist)


August 5, 2015


Anti-wheat fad diets undermine global food security efforts


Kenya - Farmers triple yields from “last mile” access to inputs and advisory services 


Uganda - Protecting crop varieties boosts plant breeding, benefits farmers (All Africa)


August 4, 2015


Zambia - Cotton Development Trust keen on adopting GM cotton (Zambia Daily Mail)


August 3, 2015


Is GM running out of steam? (The Australian Dairyfarmer)


July 31, 2015


This painting shows how much humans have changed watermelons (Business Insider)


July 29, 2015


Beyond Promises: Top 10 Facts about Biotech/GM Crops in 2014 (ISAAA)


Biotech Booklet 4, Myths and Facts about Agricultural Biotechnology (ISAAA)


July 28, 2015


Seed competition heats up: companies jockey, market share battles continue and Monsanto pursues Syngenta (Farm Journal)


July 24, 2015


Kenya - Maize farmers’ unwavering resolve despite poor harvests


July 23, 2015


Shedding light on a hot topic, and what the future holds - Climate change threatens maize production and food security in sub-Saharan Africa 


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