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ICRISAT awarded 2021 Africa Food Prize

Olusegun Obasanjo

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize, for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, Chair of the Africa Food Prize Committee ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research Centre, is a non-profit, non-political public international research organisation that conducts agricultural research for development ...

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Burkina Faso releases first pearl millet hybrid

Pearl millet hybrid

Burkina Faso recently approved the commercial use of its first pearl millet hybrid called Nafagnon. Pearl millet hybrid farm With the approval, the single-cross hybrid also became the first of its kind to be approved in West and Central Africa (WCA). Nafagnon yields as much as 45 percent higher than popular variety Misari-1. It is more resistant to downy mildew and ...

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COVID-19: Nigerian farmers to receive improved seeds


Farmers in 13 states of Nigeria will receive improved seeds of sorghum, pearl millet, cowpea and rice as a part of an initiative to cushion the pandemic’s impact on food systems. A host of agricultural research institutes and programmes, led by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), and the Nigerian government recently launched the seed support ...

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