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  • Agriculture ministers agree to smart initiatives to move agriculture
    Ministers in-charge of Agricultural Research for Development from Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda have pledged to fast-track the implementation of sustainable intensification of agricultural practices to optimize benefits.     The ministers pledged to influence their governments to...
  • Africa must reclaim her rightful status on global agricultural commodity market, EAAPP conference
    African countries have failed to use their competiveness and a range of strategic advantages to negotiate a favourable status for agricultural products of the global market, participants at the Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (EAAPP) end of Phase 1 Conference have been told.   “...
  • ASARECA praised for making EAAPP a reality
    ASARECA has been praised for providing mechanisms and technical backstopping for regional centres of excellence to work together and share technologies, Innovations and Management Practices during EAAPP Phase 1.     Addressingparticipants at the opening ceremony for Eastern Africa Agricultural...
  • EAAPP countries urge the World Bank to roll out EAAPP Phase 11
    The Policy makers, leading agricultural researchers, socio-economists and farmers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda have urged the World Bank to roll out EAAPP Phase 11 as initially planned. Speaking in turns during the just concluded Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (...
  • South Sudan confronts maize Lethal Necrosis Disease
    South Sudan is making progress in efforts to control the spread of the Maize Lethal Necrosis disease (MLN) as well as in finding varieties that are resistant to the virus. South Sudan research teams have so far assembled and sent 12 types of maize germplasm for screening under artificial...
  •  How climate smart rice innovations are changing livelihoods in Madagascar
    Solotiana Vaoarilinina  from Andratsainimahamasina commune in  Madagascar  harvested  4.1t/ha of rice from about 0.45ha of land during the 2014-2015 cropping season.  From this, she expects to get enough food to support her family for several months as well as raise US$ 460. The family will also...
  • NaCRRI, ASARECA MLND trials in Eastern Uganda
    Since the new ASARECA supported Maize Lethal Necrosis Disease project kicked off in 2014, progress has been registered in the two main sites in Eastern Uganda.  In Bulambuli, one of the sites near Sironko district, the MLN screening trials established on April 27, 2014 to identify MLN resistant/...
  • You are welcome to a new ASARECA experience
    Dear esteemed ASARECA partners of all categories, Today, June 16, ASARECA has launched a new ASARECA website, which responds to the dynamic agricultural research and development environment. The new site is meant to ensure that the institution is at par with current trends, while interactingwith...
  • Quick information about MLN
    Latest findings indicate that if MLN goes unchecked, it could spread to more countries in sub-Saharan Africa. It is already known that MLN is devastating maize crops in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia. According to Ben Lockhart from the University of Minnesota, USA, the primary...
  • Ray of hope emerges over MLND
    There is a ray of hope in the fight against the maize lethal necrosis disease (MLN) disease, participants at the International Conference on Maize Lethal Necrosis Diagnosis and Management were recently informed. Addressing delegates during Conference on May 12 in Nairobi, Kenya’s Principal...

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