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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)

July 8, 2014

The UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy successfully completes session 2

First products of DNA marker-assisted selection in sorghum released for cultivation by farmers in sub-saharan Africa (Journal of Plant Science & Molecular Breeding)

June 4, 2014

Finland to host the Technical Working Party for Automation and Computer Programs of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV)

May 19, 2014

AGRA funded plant breeders in Mozambique go digital

April 28, 2014

Zambia - Maize technicians learn about new breeding tools

April 24, 2014

Iowa State University agronomists to help develop new generation of plant breeders in Africa

April 22, 2014

Breeders trained on molecular markers data analysis in Tanzania

April 21, 2014

Partners recognize achievements in insect-resistant maize delivery

April 18, 2014

Next crop of seed scientists graduate from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal

April 16, 2014

Project launched to harness resilient traits from African rice
Lancement d’un projet visant à exploiter les caractères résilients du riz africain

March 30, 2014

African farmers to benefit from high value seeds (Standard Media)

February 3, 2014

Update on the creation of an African Association of Plant Breeders (AAPB)

January 16, 2014

Beachell-Borlaug scholars join CIMMYT

January 15, 2014

PhD students in India, Ethiopia and Kenya to fight wheat stripe rust

January 9, 2014

Zimbabwe - Plant geneticist and researcher Dr Samuel Muchena laid to rest (Manica Post)

January 8, 2014

Tanzania: Local GMOs research still on (AllAfrica)

January 2, 2014

Keeping the grass greener for African plant breeders (AllAfrica)


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