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ISU/IFPRI Partner Enhancing Biosafety Systems in Africa and Asia
The Biosafety Institute for Genetically Modified Agricultural Products (BIGMAP) at Iowa State University recently signed an agreement with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) to enhance biosafety systems in Africa and Asia as part of the Program for Biosafety Systems (PBS).
The three-year project, funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was designed to benefit partner countries in Africa (Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, and Uganda) and Asia (Vietnam and Indonesia) that are interested in using biotechnology to promote agricultural innovation. Read More.
VIEW: BIGMAP Distinguished Fellow David Lambert's Article in Journal of Food Law & Policy: "The Quest to End Hunger in Our Time: Can Political Will Catch Up with Our Core Values? Read More.
ISU Seed Science Center, University of Nairobi Establishing African Seed
Iowa State University seed scientists are working with the University of
Nairobi and other groups to increase food security and reduce poverty in
sub-Saharan Africa with help from a new $4.49 million grant from the Alliance
for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Read
Grant Improving Quality Seed Access in
Iowa State seed scientists are partnering with regional
and national organizations in Malawi, Zambia and Nigeria to conduct a pilot
study in Africa on enabling better access to improved seed varieties with
the help of a new grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Seed Policy Enhancement in African Regions (SPEAR) project is funded
by a $1.45 million 3-year grant. Read