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EAAPP impacts create overwhelming impression

An ambitious regional programme, the Eastern Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (EAAPP), which ASARECA has been coordinating for the last five years, has posted impressive impacts, prompting a call for immediate roll-out of a second phase. 

 

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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.

 

“We continue to underrate our power to assert our rightful status on the global market. Multinational corporations take advantage of this to dominate benefits from commodities from our countries,” Prof. Nuhu Hatibu, the Chief Executive Officer, Kilimo Trust, told the delegates. Read more about Africa must reclaim her rightful status on global agricultural commodity market, EAAPP conference

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.

 

Prof. Segor addressing the conference

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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. Read more about EAAPP countries urge the World Bank to roll out EAAPP Phase 11

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 inoculation at the CIMMYT MLN facility in Naivasha, Kenya.

 

The teams are also in the process of increasing seed for selected hybrids and for open pollinated varieties with tolerance and resistance to MLN. Read more about South Sudan confronts maize Lethal Necrosis Disease

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