After nearly five years, Kaying Vang will be leaving the McKnight Foundation to pursue further studies and practice in the field of evaluation. She will spend the summer in a paid evaluation internship at Margaret A. Cargill Philanthropies, and begin a Ph.D. program in evaluation studies at the...
Farewell to Kaying Vang
19th April 2018
SDG Academy MOOC relaunching mid-April
10th April 2018
Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability, a free online course produced by SDG Academy, is relaunching on April 16th.This course covers the role of agricultural and food systems in the ambitious yet imperative goal of feeding our growing world population a healthy...
2017 - Quarter Four Newsletter
7th February 2018
The Southern Africa Community of practice welcomes a new Liaison Scientist and hosts their annual regional meeting. Join us for these and other highlights from across the Collaborative Crop Research Program.
Rural Malian women's practices and perceptions regarding whole grain consumption studied
1st January 2018
A study related to the CCRP-funded An Be Jigi project (2006-2014) on nutrition has been published. The An Be Jigi project was led by Helen Keller International in Mali in cooperation with Institut d'Economie Rurale (IER) and the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (...
Upcoming GREAT course focuses on gender-responsive legume breeding
11th December 2017
GREAT courses equip researchers with tools to enhance the impact their research has on beneficiary communities, while also providing them marketable skills, and new opportunities for publication and career advancement. The GREAT training model is centered upon interdisciplinary team learning,...
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...