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July 21, 2015

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture engages Nigerian engineers in search for mechanical weed control implements (AllAfrica)

July 14, 2015

New partnership between European Investment Bank and FAO to bolster private sector investment in agriculture - Work to focus on bank priority areas, FAO strategic objectives

July 13, 2015

CIMMYT advances in fight against maize lethal necrosis

July 1, 2015

Ghana - USAID sponsored cowpea seed improvement project begins (Ghana Business News)

CIMMYT Director General Martin Kropff on Science Week 2015: “Taking CIMMYT to the Next Level”

June 28, 2015

West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) launches Vegetables Innovation Laboratory (GhanaWeb)

June 4, 2015

Sin in the seed: meeting of the minds to combat maize lethal necrosis - Concerted cross-sectoral action needed to save Africa’s most important staple: maize

May 27, 2015

Nature Genetics editorial - Call for crop improvement Analysis articles

May 26, 2015

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

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

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

May 6, 2015

Tanzanian government and AGRA to collaborate to grow agribusiness in the country

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 20, 2015

Thor Hansen's book "The Triumph of Seeds: How grains, nuts, kernels, pulses, and pips conquered the plant kingdom and shaped human history" - Our huge debt to tiny marvels (NewScientist)

April 17, 2015

Study shows that nitrogen use efficiency trait increases biomass of sugarcane - Results demonstrate potential for increased yield and reduced fertilizer input

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 7, 2015

Ethiopian Agricultural Research Institute registers better result in select seed, technology provision (AllAfrica)

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 27, 2015

KALRO and CIMMYT: Cementing a longstanding relationship

March 17, 2015

Studies confirm the value of biofortification

AfricaRice agronomist Kazuki Saito wins France’s prestigious Louis Malassis Young Promising Scientist Prize

March 16, 2015

Transforming the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)  to nourish Africa 

March 9, 2015

Maize and Wheat Global Gender Study: coding large-scale data to reveal the drivers of agricultural innovation

February 17, 2015

AWARD announces winners of 2015 fellowships: 70 top African women agricultural scientists from 11 countries chosen

February 13, 2015

World crop diversity survives from peri-urban to remote rural locations

February 8, 2015

UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center February 2015 e-News

January 29, 2015

Include genes in climate change plans, urges FAO (SciDev.Net)








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