September 2019

Use Your Breeding and People Skills to Help Modernize Plant Breeding Programs Across Africa

Download article as PDF The Excellence in Breeding Platform (EiB) is a new cross-commodity platform from CGIAR that supports the modernization of breeding programs targeting Africa, Asia, and Latin America for greater impact on food and nutrition security, climate change adaptation and development. By providing important outcomes to under- resourced peoples, CGIAR centers around the...

CSIR D-G urges government to increase funds for science and Technology

Download article as PDF Source: GNA The Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has called on government to increase resource allocation to science, technology and innovation. Prof. Victor Agyemang said would ensure that the goals and objectives of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) were achieved. He said the result...

Breeding future-ready crops: selecting priority traits in breeding programs via product profiles

Download article as PDF Source: ICRISAT Developing crop varieties that meet the needs of all stakeholders, with farmers, value chain actors and end-use consumers having specific needs for attributes of breeds or varieties, is a challenging task. Defining, communicating and incorporating desirable traits into breeding programs requires focused interaction between different disciplines and stakeholder groups...

African Plant Breeders Association Conference Announcement: https://africaplantbreeders.com/

Download article as PDF https://africaplantbreeders.com/  Registration now open for the launch and maiden conference of the African Plant Breeders Association Conference Announcement (APBA). keep the dates open for a Conference to remember. Excellent side events and attractions, pre and post conference under planning. Over 300 participants from world class institutions across Africa and other nations...

Nane nane expo: tanzanian agricultural show inspires research teams to excel

Download article as PDF Research programs from the Tanzania Agricultural Research Institute (TARI) showcased their best technologies in farmers’ fairs as part of the popular Nane Nane Agricultural Expo at various locations in Tanzania. This year’s exhibition theme translated to “Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries for National Economic Development”. TARI is one of the partners of the AVISA project....

First ever high-yielding chickpea variety developed using marker-assisted backcrossing (mabc) released in Ethiopia

Download article as PDF Ethiopia has become the first country in the world to release such a chickpea variety. In a first, the National Variety Release Committee (NVRC) of Ethiopia, announced the release of a high-yielding chickpea variety developed in collaboration with ICRISAT using marker assisted backcrossing (MABC). The variety, ‘Geletu’, was named after the...

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