Fast-tracked adoption of second-generation resistant maize varieties key to managing maize lethal necrosis in Africa
New lines of CIMMYT-derived maize show increased resistance to maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease. Their rapid adoption, along with sustained monitoring and prevention efforts, are crucial to preventing another outbreak, argues a new report.
First meetings of the AGG Science and Technical Steering Committees generate insights and recommendations for optimizing breeding schemes.
Source: All Africa (10 Sep 2020)
African Green Revolution Forum panel discussed and policies to encourage small and medium-enterprise (SME) growth.
The Scaling Up community of practice discusses challenges and opportunities for an improved “new normal” for agriculture, research and development.
International symposium in New Delhi serves to discuss new technologies and management approaches.
Interested organizations are invited to send maize germplasm for screening.
Experts reflect on the successful efforts to limit the spread of maize lethal necrosis across eastern and southern Africa.
Bottlenecks between basic and applied plant science jeopardize life-saving crop improvements.
The maize lethal necrosis (MLN) artificial inoculation screening site in Naivasha, Kenya, will begin its phenotyping (screening/ indexing) cycle of 2019 at the beginning of January 2019 and in other four intervals throughout the year. Interested organizations from both the private and public sectors are invited to send maize germplasm for screening.
Experts discuss agricultural research and food security at the 2018 Borlaug Dialogue.