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B4FA Week in Review – 22 February 2018

February 22nd, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the Next Generation Cassava Breeding Project is launching Phase 2 of its initiative to breed improved, farmer-responsive varieties of cassava in support of food security in Africa. The international project, led by Cornell University and founded in 2012, originally set out to “shorten …

B4FA Week in Review – 15 February 2018

February 15th, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week, the world celebrated the annual United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, which supports the achievement of “full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, [as well as] gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.” According to the United Nations, “Science …

B4FA Week in Review – 8 February 2018

February 8th, 2018 / B4FA.org

According to a research paper released this week, 2016 saw a high adoption rate of biotech crops, with a global area of 185.1 million hectares. The paper – published in GM Crops and Food on 2 February and authored by Drs Rhodora Aldemita and Randy Hautea of the International Service …

B4FA Week in Review – 1 February 2018

February 1st, 2018 / B4FA.org

This week, B4FA were delighted to attend the launch meeting of the newly minted Community Network for African Vector-Borne Plant Viruses (CONNECTED) – a network of experts focused on vector-borne crop diseases in Africa funded by the UK government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), which supports research on global issues affecting developing countries.
In the …