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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

DuPont opens regional technology center to bring agricultural innovation to Africa’s farmers - South Africa-based center houses continent’s first private insectary

March 14, 2014

Sénégal - Production de semences : un expert plaide le renforcement des services de recherche et de contrôle (Agence de Presse Sénégalaise)

March 3, 2014

The website for the 11th Conference of the ational Society for Seed Science (ISSS) has been launched

February 24, 2014

$4 million chickpea project aims to boost nutrition and environmental sustainability

February 20, 2014

New study on plant speciation - Crop species may be more vulnerable to climate change than we thought

February 14, 2014

African agricultural technology foundation receives Feed the Future funding to improve maize production in East Africa - Partnership project to upscale commercialisation of technology to control Striga weed infestation in maize launched

February 11, 2014

Los campos de maíz Bt tienen la misma presencia de artrópodos que los de maíz convencional

February 3, 2014

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

February 1, 2014

USDA/ARS researcher helps set up Kenyan potato seed test (Capital Press)

January 25, 2014

International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium to receive EUR 1 million from Bayer CropScience for physical map completion - Sequencing wheat genome will accelerate improved wheat variety development - Target traits are yield potential and resistance against drought, diseases, and pests

January 22, 2014

Banking on Africa’s rice potential

January 17, 2014

African Orphan Crops Consortium announces 100 crops for sequencing

January 16, 2014

Beachell-Borlaug scholars join CIMMYT

January 15, 2014

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

January 8, 2014

Tanzania: Local GMOs research still on (AllAfrica)

December 23, 2013

Research partnership with the European Union highlighted in the AfricaRice annual report

November 29, 2013

CIMMYT leads fight against maize lethal necrosis disease in eastern Africa

November 11, 2013

International Rice Research Institute opens Eastern and Southern Africa regional office in Burundi (Oryza)

Bringing perennial grain crops to Africa is aim of new Gates Foundation-funded project

October 31, 2013

African Crop Science Society - Scientific report of 11th ACSS conference, Entebbe, Uganda, 14-17 October 2013

October 8, 2013

Elsevier releases Pathway Studio Web Plant, a powerful new solution to improve global research on critical crop production and protection

September 18, 2013

Battling the deadly aflatoxin: IITA scientist wins top award

September 3, 2013

Research needed to tackle maize lethal necrosis in East Africa (AllAfrica)

August 21, 2013

World researchers honour International Institute of Tropical Agriculture scientist for discovery and description of new species of fruit fly

DuPont leader says that supporting Africa’s smallholder farmers is critical to food security - Business making strategic investments to increase farmer productivity and profitability in Africa

August 8, 2013

Zambia - DuPont seed unit’s Delmas R&D plant eyes Africa growth (BusinessReport)

July 31, 2013

DuPont to advance agricultural research and technological innovation in Africa - DuPont Pioneer and Pannar Seed commence partnership




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