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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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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Godfrey Wokorach is the 2016 AgSharer of the Year!

Godfrey Wokorach has been presented with the AgSharer of the Year Award for 2016. Godfrey is a PhD student on the Sweet Potato Virus Detection Tool (SPVDT) project in Uganda. The AgSharer of the Year Award recognises members who have made significant contributions to the AgShare.Today community and rewards them for their achievements. Since Godfrey […]

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New diagnostics laboratory unveiled at Jomo Kenyatta University in Kenya

On 5th October 2016, the Cassava Diagnostics Project (CDP) unveiled a new laboratory and greenhouse facility at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology. Scientists and researchers will use the new facilities to carry out vital diagnostic research viruses badly affecting cassava crops across Sub-Saharan Africa. The two most prolific of these are Cassava […]

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AgShare.Today team delivers scientific writing course at Kebbi State University

From the 16th – 20th May 2016, the AgShare.Today team delivered a scientific writing course to agricultural research scientists at Kebbi State University in Aliero. 30 members of the Cassava Viruses in Northern Nigeria Project (CVNNP)and the Yam Badnavirus Project (YBP)teams attended the five-day course in order to improve their scientific writing. Dr. Ibrahim Wawata […]

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AgShare.Today scientists meet in London for BMGF’s Grand Challenges conference

24-26 October 2016 saw researchers from across the world descend on London to attend the 2016 Grand Challenges* Conference. The three-day conference saw 1,800 scientists, innovators and policy-makers tackle the most pressing issues of our time. Amongst this number were sixteen members of the AgShare.Today community, who were keen to discuss and present their latest findings […]

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