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  • Farmers in places where aflatoxin contamination is a problem are more likely to dry crops on tarps – one of the simplest prevention methods — if they are given the tarp, rather than having to buy it. A series of videos describing the findings of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) tell that lesson and others…

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  • Georgetown University is offering a full-tuition scholarship for students from Sub-Saharan Africa who are interested in a career in international development. Competitive applicants should have at least one to two years of experience working in international development or a related field. All applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree prior to proposed enrollment. The Global…

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  • The American Peanut Research and Education Society (APRES) has released the latest edition of “Peanut Science” online. The open access, peer-reviewed online research journal dedicated to publishing the results of research, education, and Extension projects and programs related to the production, storage, processing, manufacturing or marketing of peanuts. This edition includes nine open-access articles on…

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  • The International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD) Africa Chapter (www.iaald-africa.org) and the Information Training and Outreach Centre for Africa (ITOCA) (www.itoca.org) is soliciting proposals for papers and workshops/seminars to be presented at the 4th IAALD Africa Conference in Pretoria, South Africa, 30 May to 1 June 2018. Papers should reflect and explore the conference theme,…

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  •   Abdi Hassen, who completed research for a PhD with support from the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, has been appointed an assistant professor of Plant Pathology in the School of Plant Sciences at Haramaya University in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. Over several months, Hassen worked with Renee Arias at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National…

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  • A new peanut milk product was introduced at a food show in Baltimore, Maryland this week and will be on store shelves early next year, according to the National Peanut Board. Elmhurst Milked Peanuts – Chocolate made its debut at the Natural Products Expo East, and a second peanut milk variety, Milked Peanuts, is on…

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  • The Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) will hold a public meeting, on Sept. 12 to launch the new U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Research Strategy and to highlight U.S. Government, university, international agricultural research center, and private sector collaboration to end global hunger. The program, “U.S. Government’s Global Food Security Research Strategy:…

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