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IITA partners with Cornell University and University of Ghana to train on Genome editing

IITA partners with Cornell University and University of Ghana to train on Genome editing

“History must not repeat itself” is the mantra behind the thinking and actions of development partners and African research scientists. There have been three revolutions in agriculture so far, and it’s a pity Africa did not benefit much from any of them. When other parts of the world mechanized their agriculture, Africa did not. Then…

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Do not regulate genome-edited crops – IITA woman scientist

11 February was the International Day for Women and Girls in Science. IITA joined the rest of the world to celebrate the contribution of our women scientists in ensuring a food and nutrition-secure world. Women account for half of the world’s population and we cannot make representative and long-lasting changes in agriculture without them. As United Nations…

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IITA Scientist elected to prestigious global science body

Leena Tripathi, a Principal Scientist with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the Deputy Director of IITA’s Eastern Africa hub has been elected as a fellow to the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Tripathi received this recognition because of her distinguished contribution to developing robust genetic transformation platforms for…

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