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AATF plans commercialisation of pod borer resistant cowpea

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is working towards commercialising and making the Pod Borer Resistant (PBR) cowpea available to farmers.

AATF is carrying out the pod borer resistant cowpea project to develop cowpea varieties that are resistant to attacks from maruca, a pest that inflicts severe damage to cowpea on farmer’s fields.


External review of the Pod-Borer Resistant Cowpea and NEWEST rice projects indicates they are on track

The Pod-Borer Resistant Cowpea Project and the NEWEST rice projects underwent an external review commissioned by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in April 2013 with the reviewers’ preliminary findings indicating that the two projects are on track in achieving the set milestones.


Maruca-resistant Cowpea project gets approval to conduct multi-location trials

The Nigeria team of the Maruca-resistant Cowpea Project received approval from the country’s National Biosafety Committee to conduct multi-location trials in 2013. This was revealed at the Project’s 2013 annual review and planning meeting held in Accra, Ghana in March 2013.


Compliance management training for cowpea and rice projects held

A training on confined field trials (CFT) compliance management was held in Accra, Ghana, in July 2012, to enhance the capacity of teams responsible for managing the Maruca Resistant Cowpea and Nitrogen Efficient Water Efficient Salt Tolerant (NEWEST) Rice projects CFTs in Ghana, Burkina Faso and Nigeria.


Variétés améliorées de niébé a frappé la région de savane du Nigeria

Ibadan, Nigeria
16 avril 2010

Le Nigeria a lancé deux nouvelles variétés de niébé pour augmenter la production et améliorer les revenus des agriculteurs.

Les variétés sont à venir au moment où les chercheurs du pays sont à finaliser leurs plans pour assister à la cinquième Conférence mondiale de recherche niébé qui se tiendra du 27 Septembre au 1 Octobre 2010 à Dakar, au Sénégal, pour discuter de l'état ​​de l'art dans la recherche de niébé.


Improved cowpea varieties hit Nigeria's savanna region

Ibadan, Nigeria
April 16, 2010

Nigeria has released two new cowpea varieties to raise production and improve farmers’ incomes.

The varieties are coming just when the country’s researchers are finalizing their plans to attend the Fifth World Cowpea Research Conference to be held from 27 September to 1 October 2010 in Dakar, Senegal, to discuss the state of the art in cowpea research.

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