Features

Nigel Taylor, Ph.D.

For small holder farmers and their families in sub-Saharan Africa, food security is affected by drought, cop diseases, poor soils and access
to modern technology.  We need to secure people’s access to food
in a sustainable way so they can develop economically.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Research at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Featured in National Geographic Series, The Future of Food

Research to improve agriculture productivity using cutting-edge technology at the Danforth Center is featured in the October issue of National Geographic.
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Monday, 22 October 2012

Danforth Center Expands Work to Improve Crop Productivity in the Developing World to New Level with New Institute for International Crop Improvement

Providing support and serving partnerships to enhance crops for food security ST. LOUIS, MO, October 22, 2012 – The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center’s Institute for International Crop Improvement (IICI), has been established to expand research ...
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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Golden Cassava Award Presented at International Scientific Conference

Kampala, Uganda, June 20, 2012—The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21) convened its second scientific conference on June 18 at the Speke Resort Conference Centre in Kampala, Uganda with an impressive opening ceremony featuring t ...
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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Global gathering features leading authorities on cassava research

Presentations to address a wide variety of issues impacting production and food security ST. LOUIS, MO, May 29, 2012—An impressive lineup of the leaders in cassava research and development from around the globe will present during the second scienti ...
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Saturday, 01 October 2011

(Chicago Tribune) A plant of last resort

Biocassava a meal ticket for famine-stricken East Africa By Greg Burns 6:16 a.m. CDT, October 1, 2011 ST. LOUIS, Mo.—The terrible famine in East Africa has many causes, but one of the least appreciated involves a staple in the diet of 800 million p ...
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Monday, 27 June 2011

Agriculture Secretary Appoints Danforth Center Scientist to Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture

ST. LOUIS, MO, June 27, 2011 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has appointed Dr. Paul Anderson, Executive Director, Office of International Programs at the Danforth Plant Science Center to the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Ag ...
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