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January 27, 2015


Iowa State University collaborative research seeks to increase corn production in Africa (High Plains Journal)


January 24, 2015


Rwanda - Plant breeding in revolutionizing agriculture (Rwanda News Agency)


January 13, 2015


Illumina announces African Orphan Crops Consortium to receive Agricultural Greater Good Initiative grant


Launch of global ‘big data’ partnership to harness genetic resources for food security


January 12, 2015


New plant breeders trained to transform 'orphan' crops (SciDev.Net)


'DivSeek' aims to mine the genetic treasure in seed bank vaults (Science)


January 8, 2015


The International Wheat Yield Partnership appoints Program Director


January 6, 2015


2015 AfricaRice Science Week & GRiSP-Africa Forum 


December 31, 2014


Why these graduates are primed to reduce world hunger - The students specialized in plant breeding, aiming to introduce overlooked crops to African communities in need (takepart)


December 23, 2014


"This crop is not an orphan anymore: it now has a home" - The African Plant Breeding Academy (AfPBA) graduates first class of plant breeders


December 17, 2014


New Plant Breeding Academy graduates to improve Africa's 'orphan' crops


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 11, 2014


New Plant Breeding Academy graduates to improve Africa’s ‘orphan’ crops


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


Scientists seal agreement to boost adaptability of wheat to climate change - Breeding researchers of the Julius Kühn Institute weigh in their competence in stress  and heat resistance research
Globale Initiative will Anpassung des Weizens an den Klimawandel vorantreiben - Züchtungsforscher des Julius Kühn-Instituts bringen ihre Kompetenzen zur Trockenstressforschung ein 


November 24, 2014


ICARDA's SARD-SC project - Supporting wheat seed production and supply


November 10, 2014


Africa’s leading crop breeders meet in Kigali, Rwanda, to discuss strategies for increasing food production and securing the next generation of plant breeders


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)


October 29, 2014


Breeders’ vision for the future: CIOPORA presents its Position Papers on IP 2014 to PBR experts of UPOV members


October 22, 2014


Uganda - Johnnie Ebiyau, a senior research officer with the National Semi-Arid Resources Research Institute (NASSARI), looks to pass on his sorghum genius (The Observer)


October 3, 2014


Maize in Tanzania, breakthroughs yet to come  (DT Maize - Quarterly Bulletin of the Drought Tolerant Maize for Africa Project - Vol. 3 No. 3)


September 30, 2014


Kenyan leaders urge seed breeders to develop more varieties and keep multiplying


September 17, 2014


Cross-bred crops get fit faster - Genetic engineering lags behind conventional breeding in efforts to create drought-resistant maize (Nature)


September 3, 2014


Kenya Seed Company creates maize seed variety resistant to maize lethal necrosis virus (Daily Nation)


August 22, 2014


CIMMYT, Limagrain and Seed Co Limited teams discuss partnership for tackling maize lethal necrosis


July 29, 2014


Ten West African students sponsored by AGRA graduate from the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement with a PhD in plant breeding (Vibe Ghana)


July 23, 2014


A global strategy for ICARDA's wheat program


July 12, 2014


Agronomists at Iowa State University to help new African plant breeders (Iowa State University)


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