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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)


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


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