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CGIAR Germplasm Health Units contributing to global phytosanitary systems

CGIAR Germplasm Health Units contributing to global phytosanitary systems

Quarantine and phytosanitary procedures have been established in all countries worldwide to address seed-borne pests spread by screening export and import consignments of germplasm. The CGIAR Germplasm Health Units (GHUs) use a unique multidisciplinary approach to ensure phytosanitary protection for the safe conservation and global movement of germplasm from the 11 CGIAR genebanks and breeding…

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Enhancing youth’s willingness to engage in agripreneurship

Enhancing youth’s willingness to engage in agripreneurship

With about 14% of Nigerian youth experiencing unemployment in 2020, research showed that youth between 15 and 24 years are not only available for employment but are actively seeking various means of employment. The huge youthful population in Nigeria faces high rates of unemployment, underemployment, and poor livelihood. A recent study by IITA–CARE youth researcher…

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Agropastoral and social fair showcases IITA’s technologies and achievements in Cameroon

Agropastoral and social fair showcases IITA’s technologies and achievements in Cameroon

At the recently concluded Agropastoral and Social Fair of the Mefou Afamba division (COMAF 2020), which took place in Awae, IITA Cameroon showcased IITA technologies and ongoing project outputs. The Institute participated in COMAF from 27 to 30 January to increase community engagement in Cameroon. One of the highlights of IITA’s exhibition was the display…

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PlantVillage NuruAI app among key innovations supporting poor farmers to cope with climate change

In his newly launched book, How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need,” Bill Gates singled out CGIAR centers, which have been at the forefront of supporting the world to feed itself through research including developing improved higher-yielding varieties of important staples such as maize and rice, as doing work that…

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