The world marks today, 11 February, as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The day offers a unique opportunity to take a stand for women and girls in science by encouraging more of them to go into science fields and to break the stereotypes that hold them back from achieving more.
Following more than two decades of research, field trials, and risk assessment by multiple organizations, on 29 January, the Nigerian Biosafety Management Agency (NBMA) approved the commercial release of the resulting genetically modified cowpea to farmers in Nigeria. This places the country on the path to becoming the first country ever to cultivate biotech cowpea. … Continue reading Major breakthrough for farmers and scientists as Nigerian biotech body approves commercial release of genetically modified cowpea
A new book, titled “Critical issues in plant health: 50 years of research in African agriculture,” has just been released. Published by Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing, the book focuses on plant health issues which play a major role in the overall food production in Africa, affecting both quality and quantity of crop yields. Over the … Continue reading Publication showcases 50 years of IITA’s plant health research