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Stem rust training course opportunity for early career wheat scientists

The course is designed for new and upcoming wheat breeders and pathologists from public and private sector in Africa, Middle East, and Central and South Asia, who wish to learn about the three rust pathogens.

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· 21 Aug 2019


WIT winner earns prestigious Borlaug award for young scientists

Hale Tufan, 2010 WIT winner, has been named the 2019 Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application winner.

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Matt Hayes · 16 Aug 2019


Wheat expert calls for global unity to avert future hunger crises

A global alliance of countries and research institutions, including Cornell, committed to sharing plant genetic material, has secured food access for billions of people, but a patchwork of legal restrictions threatens humanity’s ability to feed a growing global population. That jeopardizes decades ...

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Matt Hayes · 23 Jul 2019


South Asian scientists trained on ‘art and science’ of wheat rust research

More than a dozen young scientists from four countries gathered March 5-10 in northern India for the seventh biannual South Asia Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Wheat Rust Surveillance and Monitoring workshop.

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Richa Kapur · 11 Jul 2019


Progressive Nepalese wheat farmers celebrated at fair

An innovative wheat seed production project in Nepal celebrated astounding growth by bringing some of its most successful farmers to an agricultural fair aimed at connecting people across the entire wheat value chain.

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Rijuta Garapaty, Rituparna Majumder and Suman Dhakal · 11 Jul 2019


DGGW Builds Seed System Capacity in Nepal for Young Agricultural Professionals

Seeds are the basic inputs in agriculture and often regarded as the carriers of new technology. Particularly in regions like Nepal where modern agricultural inputs and technologies are difficult to adopt due to economic and geographical constraints, seed remains an important means of increasing ...

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Suman Dhakal, Rijuta Garapaty and Rituparna Majumder · 21 May 2019


The value of practicing humility in scientific research

This blog is an edited version of a speech originally delivered by Feng Li at the 2019 College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) commencement ceremony at the University of Minnesota.

While reflecting on my experiences in graduate school, one thought ...

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Feng Li · 21 May 2019


Farmer Field Schools: Innovative and Effective Farmer Training in Nepal

Under the aegis of the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project, the Agriculture and Forestry University (AFU) has established a seed system in Nepal for the purpose of creating access to quality certified seeds for smallholder farmers in the Chitwan region of Nepal. For the seed system ...

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Rijuta Garapaty, Rituparna Majumder, and Suman Dhakal · 25 Apr 2019


2019 Women in Triticum award winners announced at CIMMYT visitor week

The Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) project’s new cohort of Women in Triticum awardees was announced March 20 at the International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement (CIMMYT).

The Jeanie Borlaug Laube Women in Triticum (WIT) Awards are comprised of two complementary awards ...

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Samantha Hautea · 20 Mar 2019


DGGW surveillance training in 2018-19 in South Asia

Wheat disease surveillance facilitates the targeted release of rust resistant wheat varieties and/or the withdrawal of susceptible varieties. It has been an essential aspect of the Delivering Genetic Gain in Wheat (DGGW) and Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat (DRRW) projects under the Borlaug ...

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Aishwariya Varadan K., Richa Kapur and Rituparna Majumder · 27 Feb 2019


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