‘NIL 130’ was named “best rice variety” among seven being evaluated by a farmers’ cooperative in Gagnoa, Côte d’Ivoire. NIL 130 is a ‘near-isogenic line’ derived from ‘elite’ rice variety IR64 by the introduction of a gene for resistance to (RYMV) through a process known as ‘marker-assisted breeding’ (MAB).
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Intensified droughts, desertification and other extreme weather events accelerated by climate change will continue to wreak havoc on West Africa’s Sahel and other vulnerable African regions unless massive new investments are made into re-invigorating farm research, getting resilient crops and livestock to farmers, and advising farmers on climate-smart practices, according to leading experts and policymakers …
Accra, March 6, GNA – The Australian government through the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), has provided 1.3 million dollars to improve agricultural growth and economic development in Africa.
“Agriculture worldwide is being impacted by climate change and in less than 15 years global population will rise by one billion people,” a statement issued by the Consultative Group on International Agrocultural Research (CGIAR) Friday quoted Sir John Beddington, lead author of the article ‘What Next for Agriculture After Durban?’, as saying.
When it comes to solving the challenges of developing countries, Bill Gates believes agriculture has a vital role to play.
UK-based International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED), yesterday February 1, 2012, began a policy dialogue in Ghana, that aims to reshape agricultural research to serve development goals and the public good.
[KAMPALA] East and Central African countries should establish a new generation of innovation-oriented agricultural universities that would help integrate research, training and extension services, a conference has agreed.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has said that research by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) is not only increasing knowledge generally in the sciences but also positively transforming livelihoods in Africa.
Accra, Nov. 28, GNA- Mr Kwesi Ahwoi, Minister of Food and Agriculture (MOFA), has urged research institutions to design research proposals that would deal with the country’s present day needs in food security and income growth in a globally competitive world.
Oct 10 2011 — As part of a global program on rice science that has laid out concrete and quantifiable key impacts to benefit the poor, the hungry, and the environment in the next 25 years, rice experts in Africa have adopted a more interdisciplinary and product-oriented approach in order to deliver greater development impacts.