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Cassava facts: an infographic

Some facts about cassava, its importance to Africa, and the cost of the diseases that devastate its productivity

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Africa Launch Conference dates confirmed

Dates for the Africa Launch Conference of the CONNECTED network have been confirmed. Hosted by Dr Titus Alicai, a member of the CONNECTED Management Board, it will take place from from Monday 7th May – Friday 11th May 2018, at the National Crops Resources…

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Blog: reflections on our UK Launch Conference

In a new blog, Hayley Shaw, Manager of the University of Bristol’s Cabot Institute, and an advisor to the CONNECTED Network, reflects on the network’s UK Launch Conference, which took place in Bristol from 29 – 31 January 2018. She outlines some of…

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CONNECTED network begins with energetic UK Launch Conference

Dozens of scientists from 11 African countries joined scores from the UK and elsewhere for the inaugural conference of a ground-breaking project that brings together world-leading researchers to tackle vector-borne plant disease that devastates crops in Sub-Saharan Africa. Over 70 delegates attended the…

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Counting down to our UK Launch Conference

The countdown to the CONNECTED UK Launch Conference, in Bristol, from 29 – 31 January is well and truly under way. From 19 January our Twitter countdown will begin, using the conference hashtag #CONNECTEDUK2018 Look out for daily tweets with images of some…

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Technology interventions & the private sector’s role in agriculture

Prof. Emmanuel Okogbenin’s presentation to UK Launch Conference The fourth presentation at the CONNECTED UK Launch Conference on Tuesday 30 January will be delivered by Prof. Emmanuel Okogbenin, Director of Technical Operations at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF), Kenya A CONNECTED Management…

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Cassava, sweet potato & yam research presentation

Researcher presentation to UK Launch Conference confirmed Dr Titus Alicai will address the CONNECTED UK Launch Conference on Tuesday 30 January. The plant virologist from Uganda’s National Crops Research Research Institute, is a CONNECTED Management Board member. The focus of his presentation will…

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Maize research & outreach materials for crop protection

Dr Anne Wangai’s presentation to UK Launch Conference Details of a second researcher presentation for the CONNECTED UK Launch Conference in Bristol later this month have been confirmed. Dr Anne Wangai, a Chief Research Officer at the Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organisation…

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Diagnosis, surveillance & control of plant viruses

Prof. Lava Kumar’s presentation to UK Launch Conference As preparations for the UK Launch Conference of CONNECTED continue, details of the first researcher presentation has been confirmed. Prof. Lava Kumar, Head of the Germplasm Health, Virology and Molecular Diagnostics Units at the International…

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Registration for UK Launch Conference open

People who want to attend the UK Launch Conference of CONNECTED can now register via the project website. The three-day conference will take place at M Shed, Bristol, from Monday 29 to Wednesday 31 January 2018. There is no conference fee, and food…

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