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December 15, 2014

International Development Research Centre (IDRC) and Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (DFATD) announce three new international research projects to address world hunger

Scientists say Kenya’s GMO ban is stalling biotech R&D (SciDev.Net)

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

Globale Initiative will Anpassung des Weizens an den Klimawandel vorantreiben - Züchtungsforscher des Julius Kühn-Instituts bringen ihre Kompetenzen zur Trockenstressforschung ein 

November 29, 2014

Innovations in Seed Systems - Lessons from the CCRP-funded project “Sustaining Farmer-Managed Seed Initiatives in Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso”

November 17, 2014

Global wheat-rust research aids Ethiopian farmers

November 13, 2014

Contribute to Global Plant Council Stress Resilience Initiative

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 28, 2014

Ghana - USAID pumps over $4 million into maize seed (Spy Ghana)

October 24, 2014

FAO and AfricaRice strengthen ties to support regional rice development in Africa 

October 9, 2014

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Syngenta collaborate to improve food production in Nigeria 

October 6, 2014

The planet needs more plant scientists - Academia is not producing sufficient PhDs in the plant sciences to solve the crop production challenges facing a rapidly growing population (The Scientist)

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)

Neiker-Tecnalia and Inkoa are leading a project to promote innovation throughout the value chain of the potato in East Africa 
Neiker-Tecnalia e Inkoa lideran un proyecto para promover la innovación en toda la cadena de valor de la patata en el este de África
NEIKERek eta Inkoak patataren balio kate osoan berrikuntzak sustatzeko proiektu bat gidatuko dute Afrikako ekialdean

September 17, 2014

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

August 25, 2014

GLP Infographic: Is GMO research all industry funded? Biofortified analysis sets record straight

New resource shows half of GMO research is independent
La mitad de la investigación mundial sobre cultivos biotecnológicos se realiza en centros públicos 

August 22, 2014

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

July 23, 2014

A global strategy for ICARDA's wheat program

July 17, 2014

Genetic blueprint of bread wheat genome unveiled - Last step before full genome sequence
L’ébauche génétique du blé tendre dévoilée - Dernière étape avant le séquençage complet du génome du blé
Genetischer Bauplan des Brotweizen-Genoms enthüllt - Letzter Schritt zur vollständigen Genomsequenz

June 1, 2014

Seed Co to spend more on research (The Standard)

May 30, 2014

Zimbabwe - Seed Co to Invest U.S.$6 million in research (AllAfrica)

May 24, 2014

Bénin hosts Center of Excellence for research on biotic stresses linked to climate change (Africa Science News)

Inauguration d'un centre africain de recherche sur les stress biotiques (SciDev.Net)

May 10, 2014

IITA Bénin hosts Center of Excellence for research on biotic stresses linked to climate change and biodiversity

April 22, 2014

AfricaRice to boost rice R&D capacity in Eastern and Central Africa
AfricaRice renforce la capacité de R & D en Afrique de l’Est et du Centre

April 21, 2014

Partners recognize achievements in insect-resistant maize delivery

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)

March 26, 2014

Farmer evaluation of quality protein maize varieties is critical to the success of the Nutritious Maize for Ethiopia project









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