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  • Organizers have cancelled this year’s Georgia Peanut Tour in response to coronavirus concerns. The annual tour draws around 200 people from around the world to spend three days visiting sites along the peanut value chain in Georgia. The Peanut Innovation Lab regularly hosts visitors from partner countries to attend the tour and see first-hand the…

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  • Peanut Innovation Lab Director Dave Hoisington and North Carolina State University Professor David Jordan are editing a special issue of “Agronomy” (ISSN 2073-4395) entitled “Peanut : A promising star to feed the future.” This special issue belongs to the section “Crop Breeding and Genetics“. “Peanut (groundnut) is an important legume grown widely around the world,” the…

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  • The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Markets, Risk & Resilience, in collaboration with the Global Resilience Partnership, is holding a webinar, Generating Resilience Plus to Reduce Poverty and Spur Agricultural Growth. The 1.5-hour interactive event covers field research from Africa and South Asia showing evidence of Resilience plus, the concept that effectively managing risks…

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  • USAID will hold a seminar, “Demystifying Market Systems Resilience” on May 20, when Agrilinks, Marketlinks and speakers Kristin O’Planick and Tatiana Pulido will discuss what the Bureau for Resilience and Food Security means by market resilience, as well as tools that are available to measure the resilience of markets. Market systems programming seeks to make…

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  • One of the emerging lessons from COVID-19 is that we may not always be able to relay information through in-person meetings and trainings. That is one of the reasons the Peanut Innovation Lab is working to create animations to relay important production information, the type of information smallholder farmers might receive through in-person training with…

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  • The World Food Prize Foundation is hosting a Digital Dialogue on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected the global food system. Moderator Barbara Stinson, the president of the foundation, will lead a panel including former food prize laureates Catherine Bertini and David Nabarro, as well as Shenggen Fan, who is a member of the World…

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  • The Peanut Innovation Lab’s gender specialist, Jessica Marter-Kenyon, presented lab-funded research from Malawi this week at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) annual meeting, which was held online due the Covid-19 travel and gathering restrictions.  Marter-Kenyon’s paper, “Gender and the Transition from Tobacco to Groundnut in Malawi,” reviewed the results of qualitative fieldwork she conducted…

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