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Avocado trials prolong shelf-life

Trials at the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) have succeeded in prolonging the shelf-life of avocados

Date published: January 2007

ASEAN initiative will boost rice production

ASEAN initiative will boost rice production

The ten-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has endorsed measures aimed at three major challenges facing rice production in the region.

Date published: January 2007

IITA uses GM to fight banana bacterial wilt

IITA uses GM to fight banana bacterial wilt

A new initiative is transforming banana cultivars, by introducing a banana xanthomonas wilt (BXW) resistant gene from sweet pepper

Date published: January 2007

A roadmap for FMD control in endemic regions

A recent international workshop to address the needs of foot-and-mouth (FMD) disease in endemic regions has recently been held in Agra, India

Date published: January 2007

High yielding maize released in Kenya

High yielding maize released in Kenya

Ten new varieties of maize have been recommended for full or pre-release into the community by the Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI) based in Nairobi

Date published: January 2007

TIGER 'leapfrogs' traditional water data

The European Space Agency (ESA) has released mid-project results of TIGER, an initiative which provides African nations with satellite data they can use to overcome water-related problems

Date published: January 2007

Waste not, want not: cottonseed transformed

Edible only by cattle throughout history, cottonseed has now been rendered safe for human consumption by US scientists, a discovery that may lead to a new source of nutritious food for as many as 500 million people per year

Date published: January 2007

Pesticides in Peru

Pesticides in Peru

The International Potato Centre (CIP) has reported that farming communities in Peru continue to use toxic pesticides without protection

Date published: January 2007

President promotes traditional medicine

President Obasanjo of Nigeria has launched a committee to investigate and promote indigenous knowledge about herbal medicines.

Date published: January 2007

 

 

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