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March 26, 2015


Zimbabwe - Government urged recognises the rights of smallholder farmers to save, use and freely exchange indigenous seed varieties (The Herald)


Bean breakthrough bodes well for climate change challenge (The Guardian)


March 25, 2015


Genetically modified crop industry continues to expand - New Worldwatch Institute analysis explores trends and consequences of genetically modified crops


March 23, 2015


What the IARC 2A rating for glyphosate really means
Que signifie la classification 2A du glyphosate réalisée par le CIRC ?
Lo que significa realmente la clasificación 2A de la IARC para el glifosato


March 22, 2015


Rwanda - Government is looking into protecting its unique plant varieties (East African Business Week)


March 19, 2015


Nuanced rhetoric and the path to poverty: AGRA, small-scale farmers and seed and soil fertility in Tanzania


March 17, 2015


Studies confirm the value of biofortification


March 16, 2015


L’Égypte appelle à la création d’un régulateur régional du secteur agro-industriel et semencier (Afrique Expansion)


Keeping plant pests and diseases at bay: experts focus on global measures - Phytosanitary standards for trade in plants and plant products come under review


Transforming the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)  to nourish Africa 


March 14, 2015


Initiative pour améliorer l'accès des Africains aux semences améliorées - Les semences améliorées sont une excellente opportunité pour sortir de la pauvreté en Afrique (La Voix de l'Amérique)


March 13, 2015


New initiative aims to boost Africa’s yields through new seeds (Voice of America)


South Africa’s Advertising Standards Authority dismisses complaints against Monsanto radio ads


Genetically modified people - Human beings’ ancestors have routinely stolen genes from other species (The Economist)


March 12, 2015


Afrique - Agriculture : pourquoi le secteur des semences est inefficace - Une étude souligne l'inadéquation du secteur des semences aux besoins de l'agriculture en Afrique, en particulier des petits exploitants, qui bride les rendements (Le Point)


Global consortium maps out strategies to revitalize agricultural education


March 10, 2015


Syngenta Photography Award 2015 winners announced


March 9, 2015


Maize and Wheat Global Gender Study: coding large-scale data to reveal the drivers of agricultural innovation


March 5, 2015


What's new in biotech? (CropLife International)


February 26, 2015


Food security in Africa needs a tailored approach, suggests new research (Elsevier)


February 25, 2015


Opinion: On Global GMO Regulation - Advances in genome-editing technologies have made modifying crops easier than ever before. They’ve also clouded the already murky realm of genetically modified foods (The Scientist)


Towards social acceptance of plant breeding by genome editing (Trends in Plant Science)


February 24, 2015


Boosting cotton production: why Nigeria needs biosafety law (Vanguard)


February 23, 2015


No scientific basis for criticism of wheat as a food staple, nutritionist says


February 21, 2015


Kenya - Researchers work round the clock to control maize lethal necrosis disease (Standard Digital)


February 20, 2015


Agriculture must change - FAO Director-General speaks at International Forum on Agriculture and Climate Change


February 19, 2015


Nigeria - National Agricultural Seeds Council laments dearth of plant breeders, seed technologists (UNCOVA)


February 18, 2015


Updated Pocket K on Communicating Crop Biotech 


February 16, 2015


Gates Foundation predicts agricultural extension will have a big impact on Africa 


February 13, 2015


World crop diversity survives from peri-urban to remote rural locations


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