Training Program on "Hatchery and Farming Technologies for Nile Tilapia and African Catfish"

12 – 21 May, 2009 WorldFish Regional Center facility  at Abbassa, Sharkia, Egypt The course is designed for aquaculture hatchery and farm operators & managers, researchers, technicians, and extension workers who seek hands-on training in modern aquaculture research and management techniques especially what relate to tilapia and African catfish. The main objectives of the Course […]

Food security vs Biofuel Production

Are women in Ghana ready for biofuel production? The Global Convention on Food Security requires governments to develop and implement national food security plans and to create an international network of local, national, and regional food reserves. However the energy crisis and high cost of fossil fuel have given rise to the quest for alternative […]

Cowpea growers in sub Saharan Africa see 55 per cent jump in incomes due to improved varieties

Cowpea farmers in sub Saharan Africa  have seen their profits jump by 55 per cent, due to the introduction of  improved dual-purpose cowpea varieties developed and introduced by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture and its national partners in Nigeria. Paul Amaza, IITA Agricultural Economist, says “that farmers who use traditional varieties earn about US$ 251 […]

5th training course of ICRISAT-CEG Molecular Marker Technology for crop improvement

ICRISAT Campus at Patancheru, Greater Hyderabad, India 18-29 May 2009 A course for scientists announced by ICRISAT’s Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG) and supported by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Government of India. It will provide participants a hands-on opportunity to gain expertise in the use of molecular markers (SSRs, SNPs and DArTs), gene/QTL […]

Applications for Ph.D in Plant Breeding with WACCI Now Being Accepted

The third cohort of WACCI (West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement)  students will enroll in January 2010. Eight students per year will be admitted over a period of five years in the first phase of the programme. Each student will follow a 5 year programme leading to the award of a Ph.D in Plant Breeding […]

Ashoka's Changemakers Announces Global Competition for Innovations to Improve Rural and Farming Communities

With funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and  Ashoka’s Changemakers  has launched “Cultivating Innovation: Solutions for Rural Communities,” a new collaborative competition designed to find innovative solutions that help to improve the quality of life in rural and farming communities. The competition is open to all types of organizations (charitable organizations, private companies, […]