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November 28, 2022

A Northern Nigerian woman cultivating opportunities through East-West Seed Knowledge Transfer

April 1, 2021

Dr Jane Ininda – A village girl who became a leading seed scientist

April 14, 2020

Hari Upadhyaya: The fearless breeder in the genebank, recipient of the inaugural Crop Trust Legacy Award

March 9, 2020

To celebrate International Women’s Day the International Seed Federation focuses on the longest serving member of the ISF Secretariat, a woman by the name of Dr Radha Ranganathan

October 17, 2019

The man who fed the world - BBC radio show Witness History focuses on the life and work of Norman Borlaug

October 16, 2019

2019 World Food Prize recognizes the impact of bringing improved seeds to Africa, Asia and Latin America - The work of laureate Simon N. Groot has helped smallholder farmers to enhance vegetable production and has improved the diets of millions

March 10, 2019

International Women’s Day 2019: Women in seed systems in Africa

March 8, 2019

Women in seed systems in Africa: Sylvia Horemans, Kamano Seed Company, Zambia

Women in seed systems in Africa: Zubeda Mduruma, Aminata Quality Seeds, Tanzania

Women in seed systems in Africa: Grace Malindi, Mgom’mera Seed Company, Malawi

May 28, 2017

Meet man who will not rest until he sees farmers growing 101 neglected crops (Daily Nation)

February 19, 2017

International Seed Testing Association presents: Fresh in the Field - New generation of seed scientists is enthusiastic, eager to learn and talented

October 30, 2016

Nigeria - Experts warn on effects of petition against leadership of the National Agricultural Seed Council (The Guardian)

July 20, 2016

International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) presents:  Fresh In The Field, a column dedicated to the new generation of seed scientists

June 2, 2015

Why the election of Dr. Akinwumi Adesina to be the next President of the African Development Bank is important for agriculture

June 1, 2015

Seed science community to commemorate Pat Berjak during the workshop on seed longevity in Gatersleben, 5-8 July

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