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  • Agrilinks is hosting a webinar to share findings from a landscape analysis conducted by the Feed the Future Advancing Women’s Empowerment (AWE) program that examines women’s empowerment in beyond-production activities. Women engage in a variety of agricultural roles across the value chain. Many approaches, promising practices, and tools to support women’s empowerment in production have emerged…

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  • The Ghana Groundnut Working Group (GGWG) has set a date for its third annual meeting, a slightly delayed gathering that will address the theme of strengthening the peanut value chain in the era of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The GGWG was created to help people and organizations share information and build stronger partnerships that will enhance…

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  • The new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Horticulture has been posted to grants.gov and can be found here. The closing date for applications is May 11. The purpose of the Horticulture Innovation Lab is to identify and strengthen opportunities for smallholder farmers to develop and sustainably manage horticulture based enterprises in Feed the Future production systems. This includes research…

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  • USAID is accepting applications through 11 May 2021 to lead the new Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Current and Emerging Threats in Crops (CETC). Other info is at grants.gov. The CETC Innovation Lab will design, lead, and implement an applied research program focused on the control of current and emerging biotic threats to food security…

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  • The 50×2030 Initiative, an effort to transform country data systems across 50 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America by 2030, is sponsoring a competition for novel research projects that use 50×2030 data.  Small grants – from $1,000 to $10,000 – will be issued for projects that employ 50×2030 survey data to generate practical research that…

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  • Frank McGill, a Georgia peanut specialist who advised farmers in 21 countries in a career that spanned more than 60 years, passed away Wednesday night. He was 95. McGill, affectionately known as ‘Mr. Peanut,’ worked with the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension Service, but also traveled around the world to help expand peanut production.  Here’s an article…

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  • The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Animal Health has nine PhD scholarships available at the University of Nairobi. The successful candidates will receive full scholarships to cover the 3-year PhD tuition fee, research expenses, and monthly stipends for the duration of the PhD (tenable for strictly three (3) years). The main areas of study…

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