South Sudan: PABRA membership promises better beans for world’s newest country

4 July, 2013 by (comments)

South Sudan has joined the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA). The world’s newest country, which will celebrate its second birthday this month, officially became the 29th member of the CIAT-coordinated network following a signing at the federal Ministry of Agriculture in the capital Juba, recently. Beans are a major staple in South Sudan, but two decades of war andRead More …

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ECABREN takes on new gender challenges

10 March, 2010 by (comments)

By Olive Thiong’o At the close of the recent East and Central Africa Bean Research Network [ECABREN] steering committee meeting in Arusha, Tanzania, participants unanimously agreed to begin implementing the gender guidelines introduced in PABRA’s 2009 – 2013 framework. Following a thorough review of the work done in the first year of this phase, gender “mainstreaming” – one ofRead More …

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Reviewing ECABREN’s Progress Over the Last Year

15 February, 2010 by (comments)

By Olive Thiong’o The East and Central Africa Bean Research Network (ECABREN) opened its annual steering committee meeting this morning, to review the work carried out in the first year of the new PABRA phase. ECABREN, the most established network of the Pan Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA), is holding the meeting in Arusha, Tanzania from 15 – 20,Read More …

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