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  • Feed the Future and USAID is soliciting feedback from the research community about opportunities to accelerate progress in breeding programs for important crops such as peanut, common beans, cassava, and banana. Advancement may take advantage of opportunities offered by genomics tools and other cutting-edge technologies that could be applied to accelerating breeding. “Through Feed the…

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  • Do you have a winning photograph in your camera? Feed the Future is taking entries through this month for its annual global photo contest. Photos help tell the story of how Feed the Future is helping millions of farmers and their families build a better life through improved food security and nutrition. You can enter…

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  • Feed the Future’s annual progress report is out and provides a thought-provoking snapshot of how the program has touched the lives of people in partner countries. While the report includes statistics worth celebrating – nearly half of partner counties had a reduction in childhood stunting over the past few years – it also details areas…

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  • The proceedings from the 2016 meeting of the American Peanut Research and Education Society in Clearwater, Fla., has been posted. The document is searchable, bookmarked by section; the author index, starting on page 274, makes it easy to locate information by author name.  A quick summary of the meeting can be found on page 270.…

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  • The latest issue of “Peanut Science” is now available online. The American Peanut Research and Education Society (APRES) puts out the peer-reviewed research journal, which is dedicated to publishing the results of research, education, and extension projects and programs related to the production, storage, processing, manufacturing or marketing of peanuts. Check out the latest research…

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  • The International Fertilizer Development Center has a training program titled Promoting Agriculture Technology to Improve Productivity and Net Returns for Smallholder Farmers coming up early next year in Accra. The program, which will run 23-27 January, is $1,650 if you register by 2 January and increases to $1,800 afterward.

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  • The Full Belly Project, a nonprofit that builds small-scale shellers for nuts, has renewed plans to distribute 105 machines in Zambia. The Wilmington, N.C.-based group announced recently that it plans to build and deploy 105 its Universal Nut Shellers to farmers in villages surrounding Chipata to help increase the food supply and farmers’ incomes. The…

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