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  • The African Plant Breeders Association is holding its 2021 conference in Rwanda on Oct. 25-30 at the Kigali Convention Centre, with a virtual option available to people who want to join online. The conference will follow the theme “Accelerating Genetic Gains in Plant Breeding for Resilience and Transformative Food Systems and Economic Growth in Africa”…

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  • African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) is accepting applications to Leadership Program for Emerging African Women in Science, a program for African women under 35 years of age. The two-month virtual program is designed to equip women from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, and…

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  • Chris Butts, an agricultural engineer at the National Peanut Research Laboratory in Dawson, Ga., investigated how storing shelled peanuts in burlap bags and PICS (Purdue Improved Crop Storage) bags impacts the quality of the stored nuts. The work, which was one of five quick-start projects when the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Peanut began…

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  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $8.65 million in grants on Wednesday to 22 plant breeding research projects through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative program. The funding includes $650,000 for a project led by Texas A&M’s Mark Burow, who also directs the Peanut Innovation Lab project, Breeding…

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  • Agrilinks is celebrating 10 years of spreading information about agricultural research and innovation around the world. Supported by the USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security (RFS) through the Feed the Future Knowledge, Data, Learning, and Training (KDLT) program, Agrlinks is a hub sharing knowledge, training and connections through blogs, newsletters, webinars and other digital means.…

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  • The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Safety is accepting applications from researchers at Minority Serving Institutions and especially early career faculty and researchers who haven’t yet gained much experience in global development projects. The lab’s goal is to reduce the burden of food-borne illness in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. Researchers from a wide range…

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  • The 53rd American Peanut Research and Education Society Annual Meeting will be virtual, rather than in-person, organizers decided this week. The 2021 gathering was scheduled to be in Dallas the week of July 13-15, but many potential participants work for agencies or companies that have travel restrictions due to the lingering Covid-19 pandemic. While vaccinations…

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