GIVING BACK TO COMMUNITY EARNED ME A JOB AND I RETURNED TO UGANDA


Monique M. Sognigbe, MSc. Food Security & Community Nutrition Throughout our study journey at Gulu University, giving back to community was something my colleagues (from Liberia, Namibia, Kenya and Uganda) and I were passionate about. Our commitment led us to participate in the Geneva challenge 2020 International competition, the challenge of social inclusion. We were... Continue Reading →

Why waste time and resources? Genomic-aided selection accelerates variety development in IITA’s maize breeding programs


Genetic diversity is the foundation of any crop improvement programme; therefore, breeders routinely assess the genetic diversity in field crops via different marker techniques. In Africa, biotic and abiotic stresses continue to challenge crop production throughout the continent. This is particularly evident under the current climatic conditions. At IITA, different molecular approaches are being deployed... Continue Reading →

It is not just about producing seeds; quality check and assurance are paramount at every stage: Overview of IITA maize seed production and dissemination pathways


Successful crop production is linked to having the right seed, of the right quality, grown in the right environment and under the right conditions. Consequently, production of quality seed is paramount in ensuring a food secure future especially in sub Saharan Africa. However, to be effective, a viable partnership between researchers, farmers, and the private... Continue Reading →

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