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Priority investments set for agriculture in the drylands of Ethiopia

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Written by Tadesse N.

New approaches and priority international investments have been agreed for agricultural research and development in the drylands of Ethiopia. This comes from a series of strategy meetings between the Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research (EIAR) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).



Food security, livelihoods at risk as destructive pest invades Tanzania

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Written by Isa Chuki

A new, destructive pest is rapidly spreading through the coastal areas of Tanzania around Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar attacking important food crops such as papaya and cassava, and ornamental plants like hibiscus and frangipani. It has been identified by scientists at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as the Papaya mealybug (Paracoccus marginatus).



Nigeria's Standard body to work with IITA Cassava Weed Management Project team

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Written by Adeleke Mainasara

Nigeria’s standards regulator will work with the Cassava Weed Management Project to tackle weeds ravaging cassava fields in Africa, says the Director of Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON), Dr Joseph Odumodu.


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