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July 20, 2021

Biotechnology aiding the fight against cowpea pest damage in Africa

July 14, 2021

Danforth Center and international partners unveil landmark insect resistant cowpea for Nigerian farmers - The first public sector biotech food crop released in Africa

July 1, 2021

Nigeria makes history with GMO cowpea rollout

May 28, 2021

A biotech shield for cowpea against the major insect pests (Open Access Government)

March 19, 2021

Pakistan - Government committed to enhance cotton crop output, says Federal Minister for National Food Security and Research (The Nation)

January 11, 2021

USDA Plant Variety Protection Office issues 50 certificates of protection on November 30, 2020 

December 30, 2020

Nigeria - Helping to breed better beans (The Nation)

December 18, 2020

Crop variety guide for farmers in Zimbabwe - New manual supports informed choices for climate resilience

November 18, 2020

Scientist improves cowpea seed variety in Burkina Faso

November 13, 2020

Organic, specialty crops get boost with new Texas A&M AgriLife Research breeder - Waltram Ravelombola joins efforts to improve specialty crop markets in Texas

October 28, 2020

Processes to get GMO cowpea approved in Ghana to enter next phase in November (My Joy Online)

October 20, 2020

Council for Scientific and Industries Research awaits approval for Ghana’s first GMO food crop, an insect-resistant cowpea (Graphic)

September 23, 2020

Burkina Faso renews commitment to GM crops with Bt cowpea

September 16, 2020

Ghana - Two GMO varieties of rice, cowpea developed at the University for Development Studies in Nyankpala (Modern Ghana)

August 21, 2020

Five-year plan for driving grain legume and dryland cereals seed delivery systems through commodity value chains

August 18, 2020

Scientists further cowpea research--boosting canopy CO2 assimilation, water-use efficiency

June 9, 2020

Rewiring plant reproduction for higher seed yields in sorghum and cowpea

June 1, 2020

Drought tolerant crops: Zambia, Iinternational Atomic Energy Agency and FAO help Zambia improve production and farmers' income

May 22, 2020

Cowpea: A tolerant, unfailing friend

Pulse champions and smart seed innovations boost farmers’ incomes and resilience

May 11, 2020

West Africa - 2020 forecast predicts a shortage of certified maize, sorghum, millet, cowpea, and groundnuts seeds (CORAF)

May 8, 2020

COVID-19 may stall Nigeria’s rollout of GMO cowpea

April 28, 2020

Brasil - Benefícios da utilização de sementes de feijão-caupi de alta qualidade

March 16, 2020

How wasps are used to control the destructive cowpea pest Maruca vitrata

March 2, 2020

Nigeria - Benue State cowpea farmers hail Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi's research on improved variety (Daily Trust)

February 21, 2020

Ghana - University of Cape Coast launches new, improved varieties of cowpea

February 11, 2020

GMO cowpea: Ishiyaku’s ‘10-year slow walk journey’

February 3, 2020

Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead - Why it matters (ICIR)

January 30, 2020

Nigeria okays new GM cowpea variety – Why it matters (The Wire)

January 28, 2020

Nigeria has given a new GM cowpea variety the go ahead. Why it matters (The Conversation)



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