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June 13, 2024

Safeguarding Africa’s diverse food crop seed collections against climate threats (The Africa Report)

May 31, 2024

Exploring cannabis and hemp cultivation laws in South Africa and beyond (CDH Inc.)

Advancing biotechnology in Africa: Reflections from Kenya and Zambia

May 27, 2024

Ethiopia’s transformation into a market-oriented seed sector
Ethiopië’s transformatie naar een marktgestuurde zaaizaadsector

The International Seed Federation (ISF) celebrates 100 years (Téma Agriculture & Terroirs)

May 15, 2024

Sécurité et souveraineté alimentaires en Tunisie - Les semences locales pour une véritable indépendance (La Presse)

May 14, 2024

Lessons from Africa’s largest producer of GMO maize

April 22, 2024

Youth farmer Edelqueen Anyiso’s story of resilience in growing TAAT-promoted drought-tolerant maize varieties

Kenya - Margaret Shitandi: Growing high-yielding hybrid maize varieties has helped me to improve my household income

April 10, 2024

Mastering crisis communication in biotechnology regulation: Insights from the Africa Biosafety Regulators Retreat

March 28, 2024

Reflections: 20 years of improving seed systems in Africa

March 15, 2024

How Kenya’s plant breeding stations are investing in women in science (Farmers Review Africa)

March 13, 2024

Certification des semences exemptes de maladies en Afrique centrale et de l'Ouest: des experts ouvrent un dialogue politique et technique de haut niveau au pôle scientifique de Bingerville de l'Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny d'Abidjan (Abidjan.net)

March 12, 2024

L'association Semencière du Mali (ASSEMA) réclame la subvention des semences de céréales (Bamada.net)

March 11, 2024

Seed technologies key in addressing various constraints of agriculture in Africa

Seed technologies are key to addressing Africa's agricultural problems (Daily Trust)

March 4, 2024

Costs of inappropriately regulating all seed innovations as GMOs are too high for South Africa (Daily Maverick)

University of Ibadan Professor recommend setting up a Plang Breeding Rescue Agenda 2050 for Nigeria (The Guardian)

February 22, 2024

TASAI - Seed Sector Performance Index update to be launched in April 2024

February 16, 2024

Let us partner to increase rice production in Africa by 2030

February 5, 2024

From California to Kenya: The first year of the CRISPR course for African plant scientists

January 26, 2024

CRISPR-edited crops break new ground in Africa - Scientists in the global south use the popular technique to protect local crops against local threats (Nature)

January 18, 2024

Taking diversity out of the genebank and into farmers’ fields in Ghana

December 18, 2023

Scientists call for framework to scale up genome editing adoption in Africa (Ghana News Agency)

December 14, 2023

Algérie - Céréales: l'autosuffisance passe par l'amélioration de la productivité et la diversification des semences (L'Expression)

December 1, 2023

Agrifood sector faces growing threat from climate change-induced loss and damage

November 30, 2023

GB10: Seed sector sees progress on the road to enhancing the multilateral system in 2025

November 22, 2023

Insights from Dr. Mike Barrow’s quest for resilient maize varieties (Farmers Review Africa)

November 7, 2023

Sénégal - Le représentant d'AfricaRice déplore la faible utilisation des semences certifiées (NewsDay)

November 6, 2023

Breeders welcome the adoption of the new Explanatory Notes on Essentially Derived Varieties by the UPOV Council 


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