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Activities to scale up the Nitrogen-Use Efficient (NUE), Water-Use Efficient (WUE and Salt Tolerant (ST) Rice project to Nigeria kicked off early this year with the signing of a collaboration agreement between the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) and the Nigeria’s National Cereal Read More
The cultivation of rice in Africa dates back more than 3,000 years. Interestingly, African rice is not of the same origin as Asian rice (Oryza sativa L.) but rather is an entirely different species (i.e., Oryza glaberrima Steud.). Here we present a high-quality assembly and annotation of the O. Read More
The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is working towards commercialising and making the Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) cowpea available to farmers. AATF is carrying out the pod borer resistant cowpea project to develop cowpea varieties that are resistant to attacks from maruca, a pest Read More
The Pod-Borer Resistant Cowpea Project and the NEWEST rice projects underwent an external review commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in April 2013 with the reviewers’ preliminary findings indicating that the two projects are on track in achieving the set Read More
The Nigeria team of the Maruca-resistant Cowpea Project received approval from the country’s National Biosafety Committee to conduct multi-location trials in 2013. This was revealed at the Project’s 2013 annual review and planning meeting held in Accra, Ghana in March 2013. A review of results Read More
A training on confined field trials (CFT) compliance management was held in Accra, Ghana, in July 2012, to enhance the capacity of teams responsible for managing the Maruca Resistant Cowpea and Nitrogen Efficient Water Efficient Salt Tolerant (NEWEST) Rice projects CFTs in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Read More
Ibadan, NigeriaApril 16, 2010 Nigeria has released two new cowpea varieties to raise production and improve farmers’ incomes. The varieties are coming just when the country’s researchers are finalizing their plans to attend the Fifth World Cowpea Research Conference to be held from 27 September to Read More

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