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  • Opening up a global dream for Rwandan rural banana processors.
    Christine Murebwayire, one of the 20 members of COPROVIBA cooperative, is confident that her cooperative is set to become one of Rwanda’s most acclaimed rural farm based entrepreneurs. Recently, Christine, who is also the coordinator of the cooperative, received a presidential handshake from the...
  • First GM tropical maize in Africa; how far, how soon?
    The announcement at the close of 2011 of the successful transformation of nine transgenic maize lines by scientists funded and coordinated by ASARECA has generated excitement across the continent. Plants transformed with drought tolerance genes show more tolerance to water deficiency, and some of...
  • ASARECA stakeholders call for new agricultural universities
    Countries under the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), should establish a new generation of innovation-oriented agricultural universities to help integrate research, training and extension services. This was one of the key recommendations at...
  • New Sudan joins ASARECA
    The Newly created Republic of South Sudan has joined the Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA), bringing the number of ASARECA members to 11. Since its establishment in 1994, ASARECA has been having 10 member countries. These are: Burundi, the...
  • Breakthrough in GMO maize research excites ASARECA General Assembly
    The General Assembly erupted into prolonged applause about 10 minutes into the speech by the Executive Director, Dr Seyfu Ketema. Ketema’s speech, highlighting ASARECA’s achievements, had a series of scores including advances in taming the stubborn witch weed, striga, the devastating cassava brown...

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