Abstract/Description Dioscorea alata L. is one of the most widely grown and economically important yam species. Hundreds of accessions are maintained ex situ in germplasm collections and have been characterized with descriptors but new tools are still needed to assess tuber chemical composition. The objectives of the present study were to analyze saponins and catechins … Continue reading Secondary metabolites content may clarify the traditional selection process of the greater yam cultivars (Dioscorea alata L.)
Abstract/Description Dried insects and fish are important sources of income and dietary protein in Zambia. Some aflatoxin-producing fungi are entomopathogenic and also colonize insects and fish after harvest and processing. Aflatoxins are carcinogenic, immune-suppressing mycotoxins that are frequent food contaminants worldwide. Several species within Aspergillus section Flavi have been implicated as causal agents of aflatoxin … Continue reading Aflatoxin contamination of dried insects and fish in Zambia
International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) recognized for generating solutions on and off the farm that have improved the lives of millions in the face of climate change, a surge of crop pests and disease, and an urgent need for youth employment.
The eagerly awaited registration of AfasafeTZ by the Tropical Pesticides Research Institute in Tanzania has been finalized.
This is a rice growing field. In between the rice growing seasons, farmers often grow legumes but due to the limited rainfall they do not do well.
Joyce Cacho is a C-level executive, Non-executive director, and Investment decision-making advisor. Knowledge of financial operations, including ESG intersection with supply-chain/distribution networks, Fintech, data integrity/blockchain and the relationship to M&A trends, pivots from diverse experiences in Corporate and Investment Banking, Manufacturing, and Innovation Technology. Joyce is a Board Director/Independent Director of Land O’Lakes, Inc., a … Continue reading Joyce Cacho
Two people from the same village—Prof Denis Mukwege, the co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, and Dr Nteranya Sanginga, Director General of IITA—that received the 2018 Africa Food Prize, are dedicated to helping 6 million victims of sexual violence in DR Congo.
Between 17 and 19 October, the World Food Prize was awarded in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.