New online portal gives insights into deadly maize disease

A new online portal provides the necessary information for southern African farmers, researchers and governments to arm themselves against the threatening maize disease, maize lethal necrosis (MLN). Scientists have named the MLN disease as one of the most threatening diseases to one of southern Africa’s most important food sources, namely…

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High honour for former SA director-general of agriculture

South Africa’s Bongiwe N. Njobe is the new chairman of the Global Forum for Agricultural Research (GFAR). Njobe, who acted as the director-general of the South African Department of Agriculture between 1997 and 2004, will be supported by Italy’s Raffaele Maria Mairona, who will be Vice-Chair. According to the GFAR…

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