October 26, 2022

Focus on Enabling Marker-Assisted Selection for Sorghum Disease Resistance in Senegal and Niger

As disease resistance continues to impact production around the world, diseases in sorghum are top of mind in Niger and Senegal. With limited access to treatment options and inputs, farmers in Africa remain susceptible to these devastating diseases. With the ability to apply markers at each breeding stage, sorghum breeders are studying marker-assisted selection for disease-resistant sorghum cultivars.
November 22, 2022

Genetic Enhancement of Sorghum to Promote Commercial Seed Supply and Grain Market Development

While Ethiopian sorghum has played a crucial role in sorghum traits globally, the crop needs a viable, sustainable commercial seed system for producer reliability and performance. A sustainable seed system provides greater consistency and reliability, allows for higher-quality production at a higher price and ultimately leverages the crop’s potential.
December 22, 2022

Conference Hosted in Senegal Focused on Addressing Water Accessibility

For the first time since its inception in 1992, the InterDrought Conference was held on the African continent in Dakar, Senegal. As drought continues affecting crop production worldwide, InterDrought landed on African soil to reflect on global drought perspectives for this year's conference series.
December 22, 2022

Training Focused on African Women in Agricultural Research Positions

African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) hosted the Women’s Leadership and Management Course (WLMC) for women in agricultural research positions. AWARD is focused on investing in inclusive, agriculture-driven prosperity in Africa through gender-responsive research and innovation.