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PlantVillage: cassava whitefly

Many network members will be interested to learn about a new webpage, focusing on cassava whitefly, that has been published on the PlantVillage website. PlantVillage editors are currently looking for curator/s for this page, and it might be that enthusiastic network member/s would…

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Huge success of virus and vector diagnostic training could lead to similar future opportunities

Members of the CONNECTED management board are actively looking to arrange further virus and vector diagnostic training for its early career researcher members, following the resounding success of the course it ran in Kenya in March 2019. An innovative partnership between CONNECTED and…

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Member blog & video: Training in bioinformatics sponsored by CONNECTED

Edith Avedi, one of our network members, has written this blog specially for the CONNECTED website. Edith successfully applied for CONNECTED funding to attend a bioinformatics course which began in January 2019 at the The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Training in bioinformatics…

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Member blog & video: Reflections on CONNECTED-funded attendance at bioinformatics course

This blog has been specially written for the CONNECTED website by Adedapo O. Adediji, one of our network members who successfully applied for CONNECTED funding to attend a bioinformatics course which began in January 2019 at the The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences…

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New publication: A Mobile-Based Deep Learning Model for Cassava Disease Diagnosis

Network members might be interested to read a new publication relating to a field test of a cassava disease diagnostic tool under field conditions. You can use this link to read ‘A Mobile-Based Deep Learning Model for Cassava Disease Diagnosis’

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CSSV Research Scientist vacancy, Abidjan – Côte d’Ivoire

The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), a centre of scientific excellence that harnesses the benefits of trees for people and the environment, is currently looking to recruit a CSSV Research Scientist, based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to be responsible for planning, implementing and monitoring…

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Funding call: climate, environment and health

The Belmont Forum, in collaboration with Future Earth, has announced a new collaborative research action for transdisciplinary research which will improve understanding of the pathways between climate, environment and health to protect and promote human health and well-being in the face of climate…

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Dr Glato Kodjo

We are sure that all members of plant science and entomology communities will share the deep sadness with which we learned that one of our network members, Dr Glato Kodjo, a professor-researcher at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lome, Togo,…

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The British Academy: GCRF networking grants

Details have been announced of a scheme from The British Academy which allows researchers from developing countries and the UK to forge new links and hold networking events to generate innovative and interdisciplinary research ideas to address global challenges. The deadline for applications…

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Unifying Cassava Brown Streak Disease surveillance

This article is one in a series outlining the nine research projects which are currently being undertaken, funded by CONNECTED in the first phase of pump-prime funding. To read all the available articles use this link. Unifying Cassava Brown Streak Disease surveillance A…

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