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  • The National Academy of Sciences has awarded David Lobell the 2022 NAS Prize in Food & Agriculture Sciences for his groundbreaking research on the effects of climate variability and change on global crop productivity. A professor of Earth system science at Stanford University, Lobell also collaborates on a Peanut Innovation Lab project in Malawi.  The…

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  • The American Peanut Council (APC) is considering taking over the administration of the American Peanut Research and Education Society, as APRES’ long-time administrator retires.  Leaders from APC and APRES already were discussing how they might work together to connect APRES’ research and education activities with APC members, who come from all segments of the peanut…

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  • USAID is making plans for the first Higher Education Global Evidence Summit, a virtual event that will showcase emerging research, new data, trends, and promising practices as they relate to higher education in a global forum. Submit proposals through Dec. 9, 2021.  Members of the research community, development practitioners, and USAID staff will explore three interrelated themes: Employability, Innovation,…

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  • The Peanut Research Foundation (PRF) is soliciting research proposals, especially those that address disease resistance (initially focusing on leafspot), aflatoxin, drought tolerance and flavor conservation. Funding for projects generally is $10,000 to $100,000, but there are no strict limitations; approximately one-third of funds are earmarked for aflatoxin research. Due to market resistance, the foundation does…

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  • The Ghana Groundnut Working Group, a gathering of stakeholders from across the peanut value chain, met for the third annual meeting in July. Despite the global pandemic more than 50 people attended the two-day event, including participants were from research institutes, universities, the Regional Agricultural Development unit, the Ministry of Health and an NGO (GIZ/MOAP),…

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  • USAID has issued a call for U.S. universities interested in managing a new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Soybean Value Chain Research. The cooperative agreement will set up a five-year leader-with-associates award for $30 million, including $10 million in development assistance funding, $10 million in associate awards and $10 million in mission buy-ins. Eligibility for…

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  • Congratulations to all the Peanut Innovation Lab students who presented this past week at the annual conference of the American Peanut Research and Education Society. The week-long meeting was held online, creating more opportunity for international students to participate – and they took advantage of that chance. Seven master’s students presented papers – Jennifer Abogoom,…

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