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During his trip to IITA-Kalambo on 31 August, DG Nteranya Sanginga visited the Centre de Recherche en Sciences Naturelles de Lwiro (CRSN/LWIRO), one of IITA’s national research partners based in Bukavu, to meet with CRSN/LWIRO Director General Prof. Jean Marie Mushagalusa.
Researchers have deciphered the complete sequence of one of the major food crops in Africa—the white Guinea yam.
Scientists, representatives of development agencies, agricultural experts, representatives from national agricultural research and extension systems (NARES), Youth Agripreneurs, and entrepreneurs from the private sector and beyond the African continent, assembled in IITA, Ibadan, Nigeria, 7–11 August, to review and hammer out the implementation details of the proposed African Development Bank (AfDB)-funded Technologies for Agricultural Transformation (TAAT) program.
- 0707.September.Thursdayhttp://www.iita.org/event/africa-rising-going-scale-eastern-province-zambia-meeting/Lusaka, ZambiaM9, Lusaka, Zambia
This will be an end-of-project meeting attended by all partners implementing Africa RISING to scale in Eastern Zambia. The objectives of the meeting are as follows:
Share updates on project activities implemented and achievements since inception
Capture/document lessons learned from project implementation
Develop an exit strategy for project activities and partners
- 1111.September.Mondayhttp://www.iita.org/event/hands-basic-molecular-biology-techniques/IITA, Ibadan, Oyo State, NigeriaIITA Entrance Rd, Ibadan, Nigeria
This is a 5-day training workshop that will enable participants acquire the basic molecular techniques required for success in scientific research. Participants will experience hands-on training on genomic DNA extraction, electrophoresis, Polymerase Chain Reaction amplification, and RT-PCR and cDNA synthesis.
- 1111.September.Mondayhttp://www.iita.org/event/africa-rising-esa-project-review-planning-meeting/Zanzibar, TanzaniaZanzibar Town, Tanzania
Project partners implementing Africa RISING activities in Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia will convene to achieve the following objectives:
Documentation of scalable research outputs for dissemination
Put together an advanced draft of the Africa RISING ESA technology handbook
Review of main scientific achievements of the project
Share report from PCT/SAG meetings held in June and determine follow-up actions
Identify loose ends and how to tie them up
Share progress on scaling partnerships with development partners