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Grant will support expanded use of artificial intelligence for crop health

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A research team developing artificial-intelligence-based solutions for diagnosing and managing threats to crop health has received ...
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In the war on emerging crop diseases, scientists develop new ‘War Room’ simulations

Farmers rely on seed systems for access to high-quality, disease-free planting material at the start of the season. Good seed ...
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Lowly camote to save the day – for food security and climate-change resiliency

Camote (sweet potato) chips, anyone?  How about camote cue, or the simple boiled camote? Did you know there is more ...
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Africa and Asia will propel the world’s population towards 10 billion – but are their food systems ready?

Improving access to other key inputs like water and fertilizer, as well as wider technical services such as agricultural machinery, ...
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FoodSTART+ featured in the latest iMPACT magazine issue

FoodSTART+ Principal Investigator, Diego Naziri, and CIAT Market Access Specialist, Brice Even shared how the partnership between grant projects and ...
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University of Florida Researchers Develop Model to Help Keep Crop Seeds Healthy

Working with international researchers, University of Florida scientists have developed a model that will help protect good seeds, which are ...
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Calling On Nature To Combat Insect Pests In Vietnam’s Cassava Crop

"Good bugs, huh?” –farmers and homeowners alike all too often give a blank stare when questioned about the beneficial insects ...
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World Potato Congress highlights scientific advances

Tubers were the talk of the town in Cusco, Peru during the week of May 27, when the 10th World ...
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Tanzania: Banana Experts Meet to Discuss Hybrid Varieties

An international project whose goal is to boost banana production in Tanzania and Uganda brings together a team of international ...
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New mobile app diagnoses crop diseases in the field and alerts rural farmers

Researchers who developed a new mobile application that uses artificial intelligence to accurately diagnose crop diseases in the field have ...
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Saving the world – Nature editorial

A long and almost uncrossable distance separates fundamental plant research carried out predominantly in rich countries, and the production of ...
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BASICS targets sustainable seed system to transform cassava production

Stakeholders in the seed sector have been advised on the need to work towards a sustainable seed system in Nigeria ...
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Uganda: Search for Ways to Improve Cassava Shelf Life

Millions of Uganda rely on cassava not only for food security but as a means of livelihood. However, an issue ...
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Stakeholders combat banana bunchy top disease

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has intensified efforts aimed at preventing the further spread of Banana Bunchy Top ...
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Nigeria: $11.6m for Sustainable Cassava Seed System

A four-year $11.6m project ending 2019 to develop a commercially sustainable cassava seed value chain in Nigeria, was recently launched ...
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New Project To Build Commercially Sustainable Cassava Seed System In Nigeria

A four-year project (2015 – 2019) to develop a commercially sustainable cassava seed value chain in Nigeria, was officially launched ...
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Uganda: High post harvest losses in cooking bananas

Cooking banana is the main staple crop in Uganda produced mostly by smallholders for food and income. However, the cooking ...
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Making use of sweetpotato vines as silage

When James Francis Ojakol enrolled for a Master degree in animal science at Makerere University, he had no idea how ...
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Agri-food systems research and poverty in Ghana

In Ghana, small scale farmers are national assets. They form the bulk of the workforce in the agricultural sector, which ...
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Is cassava the key to tomorrow’s food security?

Huyen Thi Phuc, a small-scale farmer in southern Vietnam, has grown cassava and cashew nuts for 15 years. The cassava, ...
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SciDev – Africa’s top science stories from first half of 2015

As 2015 comes to an end, we highlight science articles published by SciDev.Net’s Sub-Saharan Africa English regional edition that were ...
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“Orphan Crops”: What They Are, Why They Matter and What’s Being Done

Ever wake up craving some finger millet, or sit down in front of a movie with some nice groundnut? Probably ...
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Farmers trained in silage production

Some 28 agriculture officials and farmers have been trained in silage production for pigs at Makerere University Agricultural Research Institute, ...
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The potential of cassava in the “new” economy of Nigeria

Facing declining oil prices, the Nigerian government has reached out to identify new sources of income and explore new markets ...
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