"….and the prize goes to ……….."

The 2009 World Food Prize will be awarded to Dr. Gebisa Ejeta of Ethiopia whose sorghum hybrids resistant to drought and the devastating Striga weed have dramatically increased the production and availability of one of the world’s five principal grains and enhanced the food supply of hundreds of millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Ejeta’s […]

Revealing the Appeal and Potential of Agricultural Biodiversity for Africa: Status, Trends and Outlook for Future” Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Call for expressions of interest is now open. The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), in partnership with its four sub-Regional Organizations (CORAF/WECARD, ASARECA, SADC-FANR, NASRO), and Bioversity International will be organizing a conference on agricultural biodiversity in Africa, back-to-back with the Africa Science Week and FARA General Assembly to be held in Ouagadougou, […]

Research collaboration crucial to meet food demands

Improving agricultural research in the developing world and alerting farmers to the findings is crucial to meeting the world’s food demands, says Adel El-Beltagy, chair of the Global Forum on Agricultural Research. Agricultural researchers and laboratories have historically played a key role in successful campaigns to end hunger, but this has declined since the success […]

AWARD 2009 Fellowship Announcement – Call for applications

For each of the African women scientists selected, the fellowship offers a challenging but rewarding package aimed at increasing her contributions in the service of fighting hunger and poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. The package includes a series of career development resources designed to: strengthen science skills, strengthen leadership skills, enhance visibility and networking, and increase […]