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Crop yield responses to conservation agriculture in Africa

Food demand in sub-Saharan Africa will increase drastically in the coming decades due to rapid population growth and a rise in wealth. Maize is the main African staple crop in terms of calorie intake. However, yields are low and have been stagnating. For example, average... click to read more

  • Marc Corbeels | Senior researcher at International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Nairobi, Kenya; French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Views 922
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 24, 2021
Mosquito travel diaries: destinations, routes, stowaways, and … cost

Although grappling with a viral pandemic, half the world's population is at risk of illness or death from malaria, dengue, and other mosquito-borne diseases. Therefore, it's no surprise that controlling mosquitoes is a top global health priority. But there's a lot we don't know about... click to read more

  • Tovi Lehmann | Research Fellow at Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID, NIH, Rockville, MD, USA
  • Ben J. Krajacich | Research Fellow at Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID, NIH, Rockville, MD, USA
  • Roy Faiman | Research Fellow at Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, NIAID, NIH, Rockville, MD, USA
Views 1285
Reading time 4 min
published on Dec 10, 2020
Enhancing cassava for better nutrition in every bite

Cassava is a staple food crop in sub-Saharan Africa, where millions of people eat it every day. It's an especially important source of food during times of drought, because cassava is a hardy plant that continues to produce its starchy storage roots when water is scarce... click to read more

  • Nigel J. Taylor | Associate Member and Distinguished Investigator at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis, MO, USA
  • Narayanan Narayanan | Research Scientist at Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, St Louis, MO, USA
Views 1654
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 17, 2019