• Cassava-field

    What is the AgShare.Today project?
    Launched in January 2016, the AgShare.Today project is focused on increasing information sharing and collaboration between Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) funded agricultural programmes.

    The project is currently focused mainly on root and tuber crops, such as cassava and sweetpotato.

  • How is AgShare.Today working to improve knowledge sharing?

    • We’re providing powerful online information and project management tools, and teaching teams how to use them;
    • We’re helping research teams to get their results published in international journals.
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  • News
    • Employing digital technology in field data collection: success in Northern Nigeria

      The Cassava Viruses in Northern Nigeria Project is assessing the severity and incidence of diseases affecting cassava in the region. In its fieldwork this year, the team has rolled out the use of a mobile app to collect their data. The app, set up by project partners at Cambridge University in the UK, enables researchers […]

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    • The Ndunguru Award for Female Agricultural Researchers

      Award-winning scientist Dr Joseph Ndunguru has dedicated his career to the advancement of agricultural science in Africa. He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and scientific reports, whilst also supervising 15 MSc and PhD students (all of whom are forging promising careers of their own now). Dr Ndunguru believes that if given ample support, […]

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    • First molecular biology lab in Northern Nigeria now open

      In May 2017 two AgShare.Today team members witnessed the official opening of the Molecular Biology Lab at Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero (KSUSTA). This is the first lab of its kind in the Northern region, which covers 19 of Nigeria’s 36 states.  The successful development of the lab (and the adjacent greenhouse) […]

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    • Tanzania’s banana parasite problem: Promising research from
      Dr Nessie Luambano’s team

      A major threat to small-scale banana production in Tanzania is the damage to crops by nematodes, parasites which inhabit the soil and invade plant roots. The damage they cause weakens the plant and can lead to collapse. If this collapse occurs when the plants are in fruit, the loss is total, and such infestations can […]

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    • Four WAVE students successfully defend their MSc theses

      The start of 2017 brings good news to the West African Virus Epidemiology (WAVE) team as four of its students successfully defend their Masters theses. N’guessan Beugre, William Amoakon, Mariam Combala and Tatiana Boka will now further explore the epidemiological study of cassava viral diseases in Côte d’Ivoire as they progress further in their academic […]

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