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Water Efficient Maize for Africa 2013

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Striga control in maize 2013

 

Deadly Striga weed spreading across Eastern Africa

08 February 2013 - SeedQuest

Nairobi, Kenya February 7, 2013 Source: SciDev.Net by Maina Waruru Increasing soil temperatures are fuelling the spread of Striga from the tropics to highland areas The deadly weed can reduce crops by up to 80 per cent, threatening livelihoods Research organisations are trialling various strategie

 

 

 

Parasitic Striga Weed Spreading To Higher Elevations In E. Africa - Cuts Corn Output Up To 80%

08 February 2013 - Democratic Underground

Rising soil temperatures are increasing the spread of a deadly, parasitic weed that significantly reduces crop yields in Sub-Saharan Africa, Striga, according to scientists.

 

 

 

Invasive Striga Weed Serious Problem in Sub-Saharan Africa

08 February 2013 - Environmental News Network

Rising soil temperatures are increasing the spread of a deadly, parasitic weed that significantly reduces crop yields in Sub-Saharan Africa, Striga, according to scientists.

 

 

 

East Africa: Deadly Striga Weed Spreading Across Eastern Africa

07 February 2013 - All Africa.com

Nairobi — Rising soil temperatures are increasing the spread of a deadly, parasitic weed that significantly reduces crop yields in Sub-Saharan Africa, Striga, according to scientists.

 

 

 

Kenya: Project against deadly farm weed kicks off

14 January 2013 - In2 East Africa

Striga weed mostly attacks cereal crops such as maize, drains plant of water causing it to wither then die

 

 

 

Project against deadly farm weed kicks off

14 January 2013 - Standard Digital News

Striga weed mostly attacks cereal crops such as maize, drains plant of water causing it to wither then die Maize farmers in Western Kenya will benefit from a four-year multi-million shilling weed eradication project funded by an international organisation.

 

 

 

 

Water Efficient Maize for Africa 2013

 

High expectations among stakeholders asPhase II of the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project kicks off

28 February 2013 - SeedQuest

Nairobi, Kenya February 27, 2013 During 4-8 February 2013, stakeholders of the Water Efficient Maize for Africa (WEMA) project gathered in Nairobi, Kenya, for the Fifth Review and Planning Meeting to discuss achievements and challenges of the recently concluded WEMA Phase I (2008-2013) and to plan

 

 

 

WEMA Partnership Celebrates 5th Anniversary

19 February 2013 - Beyond the Rows

By Mark Edge Monsanto WEMA Project Lead Maize continues to be the most widely grown staple crop in Africa, with more than 300 million people depending on it as their main food source.

 

 

 

Tackling the food security nexus: achieving more with less

22 January 2013 - The Guardian

Ahead of the online debates on water, food and energy, Gordon Conway and Liz Wilson explain the urgent global challenges in food security and some innovative solutions • Click here to register to watch a series of online debates discussing the interconnections between water, food and energy on Wedn

 

 

 

 

AATF 2013

 

Tackling the food security nexus: achieving more with less

22 January 2013 - The Guardian

Ahead of the online debates on water, food and energy, Gordon Conway and Liz Wilson explain the urgent global challenges in food security and some innovative solutions • Click here to register to watch a series of online debates discussing the interconnections between water, food and energy on Wedn

 

 

 

Politics and the Poor Man’s Plate

11 January 2013 - Truth About Trade & Technology

Source – Defining Ideas, Hoover Institution By Henry I. Miller Date – Jan 10, 2013 Website – www.hoover.org Bureaucrats and activists deny nourishment to the world’s needy.

 

 

 

Politics and the Poor Man's Plate

10 January 2013 - Hoover Institution

Bureaucrats and activists deny nourishment to the world's needy. In a recent article published in Technology in Society, several academics argue that intellectual property rights—primarily the ability to obtain patents—have hindered the adoption and diffusion of agricultural biotechnology.

 

 

 

 

OFAB 2013

 

Africa leaders urged to harness benefits of biotechnology to address food insecurity

08 February 2013 - Business Ghana

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology has (OFAB) urged Africa leaders and other relevant institutions to harness the benefits of biotechnologies to promote food security challenges on the continent.

 

 

 

Africa urged to use biotechnology to address food insecurity

08 February 2013 - Ghana Business News

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology has (OFAB) urged Africa leaders and other relevant institutions to harness the benefits of biotechnologies to promote food security challenges on the continent.

 

 

 

Africa leaders urged to harness benefits of biotechnology to address food insecurity

08 February 2013 - Modern Ghana

Aburi, Feb 7, GNA - The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology has (OFAB) urged Africa leaders and other relevant institutions to harness the benefits of biotechnologies to promote food security challenges on the continent.

 

 

 

Africa leaders urged to harness benefits of biotechnology to address food insecurity

08 February 2013 - Vibe Ghana

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology has (OFAB) urged Africa leaders and other relevant institutions to harness the benefits of biotechnologies to promote food security challenges on the continent.

 

 

 

Forum engages media on biotechnology for food productivity

07 February 2013 - My Joy Online

The Open Forum on Agricultural Biotechnology in Africa (OFAB) wants the Ghanaian media to frame the modern biotechnology debate in a manner that will improve public perception toward the technology.

 

 

 

Include modern sciences into SHS curriculum – CSIR boss

07 February 2013 - Ghana Business News

Dr. Ahmed Baba Salifu, Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has suggested the modification of the Senior High Schools (SHS) curriculum to include the teaching of modern sciences.

 

 

 

Include modern sciences into SHS's curriculum - CSIR boss

06 February 2013 - Modern Ghana

Accra, Feb. 6, GNA - Dr. Abdulai Baba Salifu, Director-General of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has suggested the modification of the Senior High Schools (SHS) curriculum to include the teaching of modern sciences.

 

 

 

Nigeria Can't Afford to Neglect Biotechnology in Agriculture

22 January 2013 - Checkbiotech

With a growing population that is expected to hit 400million people by 2050, the question agitating the minds of people is how are we going to feed ourselves? Some are of the opinion that except we use modern tools of science and technology to increase yield, increase resistance of crops to draught

 

 

 

Experts: Nigeria Can't Afford to Neglect Biotechnology in Ag

21 January 2013 - Soyatech

-- With a growing population that is expected to hit 400 million people by 2050, the question agitating the minds of people is how are we going to feed ourselves? Some are of the opinion that except we use modern tools of science and technology to increase yield, increase resistance of crops to dra

 

 

 

Nigeria can’t afford to neglect biotechnology in agric —experts

21 January 2013 - Vanguard

By Jimoh babatunde with agency reports With a growing population that is expected to hit 400million people by 2050, the question agitating the minds of people is how are we going to feed ourselves? Some are of the opinion that except we use modern tools of science and technology to increase yield,

 

 

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