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DuPont Pioneer and Danforth Center Collaborate to Apply Cutting-edge Technologies to Improve Crops for Smallholder Farmers
https://www.danforthcenter.org/scientists-research/principal-investigators/nigel-taylor/lab-news/dupont-pioneer-and-danforth-center-collaborate-to-apply-cutting-edge-technologies-to-improve-crops-for-smallholder-farmers
The suite of technologies DuPont Pioneer is providing to the project is revolutionary
for Smallholder Farmers, JOHNSTON, Iowa, and ST. LOUIS, Missouri, Oct. 17, 2017 – DuPont Pioneer, for enhancing food security, nutrition and economic stability for smallholder farmers and their families, that promise into action for the benefit of farmers who need it the most.” “The suite of technologies, is committed to delivering the benefits of gene editing to farmers and breeders in Africa. Combining, , providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic
(Milken Institute Review) Gene Editing Meets The Food Supply
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Using gene editing technology, researchers in our Institute for International Crop Improvement seek to improve important staple crops to help smallholder farmers increase their yield and feed their communities. Read this article to hear from Nigel Taylor and Donald MacKenzie on the challenges and successes of working with gene-edited plants. 
(Milken Institute Review) Gene Editing Meets The Food Supply, Using gene editing technology, researchers in our Institute for International Crop Improvement seek to improve important staple crops to help smallholder farmers increase their yield and feed their communities. Read this article to hear from Nigel Taylor and Donald MacKenzie on the challenges and successes of working with gene-edited plants. READ MORE, (Collection), (Collection)
GCP21: Southern Brazil – the next pest hotspot for cassava?
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/GCP21-Southern-Brazil-the-next-pest-hotspot-for-cassava
by Neil Palmer Warmer winters are contributing to a dangerous build-up of crop pests in the cassava-producing region of southern Brazil, according to scientists at CIAT. Potentially devastating pests such as the cassava mealybug, whitefly, lacebu ...
by smallholder farmers in the region, and processing factories employ thousands of people in rural areas
Danforth Center Helps Bring Leading-Edge Science to Those Who Benefit Most
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/danforth-center-helps-bring-leading-edge-science-to-those-who-benefit-most
On Thursday, August 22, we welcomed an audience of more than 225 people to the Conversations event “Connecting Smallholder Farmers to Science.” 
to the Conversations event “Connecting Smallholder Farmers to Science.” Speakers included Ruth Kaggwa, PhD, and excitement” of smallholder farmers for improved varieties, but agreed there were also a lot, forward. They have authority and ownership over the whole process.” Why It Matters Smallholder farmers, . And yet, harvests in Africa are among the lowest in the world, up to 50% less than other farmers, is smallholder farming on less than 20 acres.” She went on to describe a farming system
The Plant Pulse October 19,2012
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/the-plant-pulse-october-19-2012
From Uganda to the U.S. Heartland: a Look at Global Food Security Creve Coeur Patch The distinguished panel will explore the stresses caused by an expanding population and limited agriculture resources and the effect on global food security. The sp ...
always understood the critical importance of agriculture, and we have recognized that smallholder farmers are the best tools we have to help feed this hungry world. There are 650 million smallholder farmers in the world, and according to the ETC Group, they produce 70 percent of the food eaten every, policies, providing infrastructure for agriculture and supporting their farmers," Annan said
IMPACT STORY: FEEDING THE WORLD
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/impact-story-feeding-the-world
Danforth Center scientists help clear regulatory hurdles to speed a pest-resistant variety into the hands of sub-Saharan African smallholder farmers. 
smallholder farmers like Chimara a brighter future. Improving the productivity and profitability of smallholder farming in the developing world has been shown to reduce poverty and increase economic, and livelihoods of smallholder farmers was facilitated by Danforth Center’s Institute for International Crop, . This is the reality for many farmers around the world. Chimara is a bean farmer, . Such crop failures are the reality for Nigerian bean farmers. But now, thanks to a team
Leading Foundation Working to Empower Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa Taps Danforth Center
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/leading-foundation-working-to-empower-farmers-in-sub-saharan-africa-taps-danforth-center
Leading Foundation Working to Empower Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa Taps Danforth Center
Leading Foundation Working to Empower Farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa Taps Danforth Center, The Danforth Center recently received a three-year $6.1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to expand and accelerate the development and deployment of advanced sorghum phenotyping and breeding technologies in support of improved varieties for smallholder farmers. The funding broadens, farmers around the world as they continue to deal with the challenges of advancing sorghum genetics
Danforth Center Announces New Executive Director of the Institute for International Crop Improvement
https://www.danforthcenter.org/scientists-research/research-institutes/institute-for-international-crop-improvement/news/danforth-center-announces-new-executive-director-of-the-institute-for-international-crop-improvement
Donald MacKenzie to lead effort to deliver improved crops where they are needed most
Center. “His expertise in moving scientific discovery into the marketplace to meet needs of farmers, including smallholder farmers, and consumers is matched by few others.” MacKenzie is an international, and effective for the farmers who will benefit from them. “We are extremely fortunate to attract Dr, to environmental health and empower farmers to become more self-sufficient. “I am excited by the opportunity, to addressing environmental and production challenges faced by farmers in developing countries,” said
Cassava Virus Nearing Epidemic in Africa
https://www.danforthcenter.org/news-media/roots-shoots-blog/blog-item/Cassava-Virus-Nearing-Epidemic-in-Africa
Humanitarian partnership makes steady progress on effort to develop product for African farmers Experts with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) say that a serious cassava disease, Cassava brown streak disease (CBSD) is on the verge of bec ...
). “The collaboration with African researchers is showing progress toward helping smallholder farmers, to develop product for African farmers Experts with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO, African farmers and breeders. In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 200 million people derive 25 percent, for farmers at harvest, having a devastating impact on families that are dependent on the crop for food security. Since farmers save cassava cuttings for the next crop, the disease is frequently passed
Discovery, Community, Impact
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The 2017 Annual Report
about RNA biology and plant genomes into food security for smallholder farmers and their families