Global Cassava Modelling Consortium – launched at GCP21-II in Uganda

19 June, 2012 by (comments)

A new global alliance of crop and climate scientists could help boost research into one of the most promising, climate-smart crops – cassava. Research published by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the CGIAR’s Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) Research Program earlier this year found that this vital food crop – consumed by around 500mRead More …

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Filed Under: Africa @en, Cassava @en, Climate Change

Uganda cassava conference – leading scientists confirmed

29 May, 2012 by (comments)

An important update from our partners at the Danforth Center: Global gathering features leading authorities on cassava research Presentations to address a wide variety of issues impacting production and food security ST. LOUIS, MO, May 29, 2012—An impressive lineup of the leaders in cassava research and development from around the globe will present during the second scientific conference ofRead More …

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Uganda: Cassava conference to tackle climate change head-on

16 May, 2012 by (comments)

An important announcement from our colleagues at the Danforth Plant Science Center: Global alliance to gather to consider strategies for overcoming challenges of global climatic change at international cassava conference ST. LOUIS, MO, May 15, 2012—The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) will hold its second scientific conference June 18 – 22, 2012 at the Speke ResortRead More …

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Africa experiences a series of “mini-Green Revolutions”

12 April, 2011 by (comments)

International conference to bring good news from the Great Lakes New eco-efficient farming practices have triggered a series of “mini-Green Revolutions” in the Great Lakes region of Africa, and will be the focus of a forthcoming international conference in Rwanda. The new techniques are based on so-called “sustainable intensification” —a concept recently championed by the UK’s chief scientific adviserRead More …

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