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Multi-language videos highlights new varieties of common bean that have resistance to beetle
20th November 2017
A new set of multi-language videos out of the Southern Africa Community of Practice highlights new varieties of common bean that have resistance to beetles. The videos are available in English and Swahili. Insect damage to stored beans can be serious and farmers often use toxic chemicals to control...
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CCRP welcomes Kate Wellard as new SAf Liaison Scientist
13th November 2017
The CCRP is delighted to welcome Kate Wellard, PhD as the new Liaison Scientist (LS) for the Southern Africa (SAf) CoP. Kate's first day in this new role was on November 1. Many members of the CCRP family already know Kate, as she has been involved in the program in various ways over the past ten...
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Common bean is an important crop in Mozambique. The crop provides an important source of protein to rural households, many of whom also sell a proportion of their harvest to obtain income to pay for basic needs such as medicine and schooling. Beans help to maintain soil fertility by fixing atmospheric nitrogen, thereby enhancing overall system productivity.