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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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