IITA signs MOU with RightMesh to develop a mesh-enabled mobile app to tackle crop disease in Sub-Saharan Africa

Mesh-enabled app aims to improve crop disease surveillance with remote field surveys and worker/farmer communications without the need for Internet or data. Zug, Switzerland & Ibadan, Nigeria, December 20, 2018 — The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and RightMesh have signed an MoU to design, development, and test a mobile application that will allow smallholder … Continue reading IITA signs MOU with RightMesh to develop a mesh-enabled mobile app to tackle crop disease in Sub-Saharan Africa

Genetic diversity and population structure of a mini-core subset from the world cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) germplasm collection

Abstract/Description The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture maintains the world’s largest collection of cowpea germplasm of over 15,000 accessions. A sub-set of 298 lines from the loosely composed mini core collection of 370 landraces were genotyped based on genotyping by sequencing (GBS). Ward’s minimum variance hierarchical cluster analysis, model-based ancestry analysis and discriminant analysis of … Continue reading Genetic diversity and population structure of a mini-core subset from the world cowpea (Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.) germplasm collection

Molecular and cytogenetic study of east African highland banana

Abstract/Description East African highland bananas (EAHBs) are staple food crop in Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and other countries in the African Great Lakes region. Even though several morphologically different types exist, all EAHBs are triploid and display minimal genetic variation. To provide more insights into the genetic variation within EAHBs, genotyping using simple sequence repeat (SSR) … Continue reading Molecular and cytogenetic study of east African highland banana