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May 25, 2015

Water Efficient Maize for Africa Project’s annual meeting, and policy breakthroughs for transgenic research

May 15, 2015

GM crops developed (or under research) by universities, public institutions, foundations or local companies (Genetic Literacy Project)

May 14, 2015

“In Mozambique, you cannot talk about food security without talking about maize” - Mozambique’s ‘Ministry of Maize’ and policy breakthroughs for the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project

Uganda - Development of new crop varieties boosted by the Geno grinder (New Vision)

May 6, 2015

With Feed the Future support, grain legumes boost nutrition

May 5, 2015

Ugandan scientists develop resistant soybean variety (The East African)

April 30, 2015

Los principales desarrollos en materia de OMGs de centros públicos y empresas locales del mundo

Headquarters of leading pan-African rice research and development organization to return to Côte d’Ivoire
Le siège de l’organisation panafricaine leader de la recherche et du développement rizicoles retourne en Côte d’Ivoire

April 21, 2015

Feeding a growing population - How science is helping improve cowpea yields in Africa

April 15, 2015

Uganda - Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Makerere University to sponsor plant breeding students (New Vision)

April 13, 2015

Mexico meeting outlines scientific roadmap for increasing wheat yields - Wheat breeders must use broad range of techniques to meet food security needs 

April 3, 2015

Scientists breed rice that can grow on less nitrogen, in drought (Daily Monitor)

April 1, 2015

Seed improvement to prevent rust disease is key to boosting wheat productivity

March 30, 2015

IRRI and its partners release 28 new rice varieties to governments of eight countries in Asia and Africa in 2014 - Scientists ensure responsive breeding for the future

March 26, 2015

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

New bill to protect plant breeding in Rwanda (African Farming)

February 26, 2015

Presidential award in recognition of critical breakthrough in maize breeding in Zimbabwe - New variety excels in tolerance to diseases, drought and low nitrogen

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 19, 2015

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

February 9, 2015

Innovation, what’s that all about?

February 6, 2015

UC Davis Plant Breeding Academy by numbers

These graduates are primed to reduce world hunger - African Plant Breeding Academy students aim to introduce overlooked crops to African communities in need (The Christian Science Monitor)

February 2, 2015

Wheat farmers in Kenya battle new race of stem rust disease - Resistance breeding and fungicide keep UG99 in check

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)








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