Makida Mohammed Hedda: 1970 – 2019
Makida Mohammed, 49, was a strong, vibrant farmer who was quick to adopt new tools and technologies to improve her farm's production and the lives of her family and community. She passed away Aug. 13 in Mecca.
Bedada Girma and Tamam Milkesso Hamda · 26 Sep 2019
Researchers turn to barberry for clues to wheat disease
Like us, plants are awash with micro-organisms, some of which contribute to their overall well-being, some of which seem no more than neutral passengers, and some of which can cause disease. We refer to this last group as pathogens. Under natural conditions, plants are continually exposed to immense numbers of micro-organisms with the potential for pathogenicity, but disease remains the exception rather than the rule.
By Iago Hale and Radhika Bartaula · 24 Sep 2019
Smarter deployment of disease-resistance genes critical for safeguarding world’s food supplies
To ensure durable disease resistance in wheat, scientists must embrace a globally integrated strategy, say experts at the All India Wheat and Barley meeting in August
Matt Hayes · 29 Aug 2019
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.
· 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.
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 of hard-won food security gains, according to Ronnie Coffman, international professor of plant breeding and director of International Programs in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (IP-CALS).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Feng Li · 21 May 2019