July 4, 2019

Training and seedlings help make a dream come true

For this young man, listening to his sister was a good idea. Joining his local Farmers’ Hub was even better. And vegetables may one day even pay for two medical degrees. Razzakul Islam grew up in Kachabari, a village in northern Bangladesh. He was one of many siblings, and did not inherit a personal share of land. Every...

Improved high-iron and zinc bean varieties for better nutrition

Two bean varieties were recently launched in Arusha, Tanzania. These high iron and zinc climbing varieties of beans scientifically known as MAC44 – Selian 14 and RWV1129 -Selian 15 were released by the Selian Agriculture Research Institute (SARI) for the first time. Tanzania joins other countries in the region such as Burundi, DR Congo, Rwanda, and Uganda...

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