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Examine Narratives to End Policy Deadlock, Boost Agricultural Development in Africa, Economists Say

The COVID-19 pandemic presents an opportunity to transform food systems and achieve sustainable development. But the lively policy debate on which policy approach will...

Taking Business to Africa? Here’s How to Prepare

If there’s one thing you hear when searching through international news in the seed industry, it’s that Africa could be a potential goldmine for...

Sugar Rush: What it Takes to Develop a New Sugar Beet Variety

Of the worlds sugar production, about 20% comes from beet sugar, with the other 80% produced from sugar cane. According to the FAO, in...

Declaration to Establish African Coalition on Genome Editing Communication Adopted

Bioscience stakeholders across the world have resolved to establish an African Coalition for Communicating about Genome Editing, as the curtains came down on the...

PhD Opportunities for the Next Generation of Agricultural Research Scientists for Africa

Each of the studentships will be part of a larger multidisciplinary collaborative research project. In addition to comprehensive training in research techniques, the successful...

New Study Identifies Nigeria as Leading Seed Hub in Western and Central Africa; Nigeria’s Value Seeds Tops Ranking

Nigeria-based Value Seeds tops the rankings in new research on seed companies operating in Western and Central Africa. However, the overall picture is one...

Building Africa’s Resilient Agricultural Future

Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) in Morocco, along with Rothamsted Research and Cranfield University from the UK, has launched a new endeavour to help develop the...

Seeds for Africa

Farmers in African countries lose up to 50 percent of their potential yield due to bad seed or even ‘fake seed’. Wageningen scientists are...

Mini-Fellowships Launched To Inspire Transformation In Ethiopian Agricultural Research

The John Innes Centre this week helped to launch a new initiative to build networks with women agricultural researchers across Ethiopia. The initiative is a...

Homegrown African Seed Companies Outperform Multinational Peers In Serving Smallholder Farmers

Two homegrown African seed companies top the 2019 Access to Seeds Index for Eastern and Southern Africa, for playing a key role in raising...