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January 22, 2018
Agriculture

114 – Control of Aflatoxin in Groundnut

December 23, 2017 0

 Groundnut, or peanut, is a major food staple and excellent protein source in many parts of the world.  However, since the nut itself develops in soil, it is prone to fungal infection with Aspergillus flavus, […]

Agriculture

111 – Seed Company Consolidation

December 2, 2017 0

Over the last century there was an incredible rise in the number of seed companies, driven primarily by the profitability of hybrid seeds in regional markets.  After the 1980’s, there has been great consolidation in […]

Agriculture

109 – Plant Parasitic Nematodes in Africa

November 18, 2017 0

In this week’s podcast Dr. Jonnny Dalzell guest hosts from Tanzania.  He visits with scientists from IITA that are helping devise solutions to nematodes.  Nematodes are microscopic soil worms that are difficult to control and […]

Agriculture

107 – Biotechnology in Bolivia

November 4, 2017 0

Bolivia shares farming similarities with other South American countries.  They have diverse land races and native crops that they wish to preserve. At the same time some wish to take advantage of modern genetic tools.  […]

Agriculture

106 – Food Security, Biotech, NGOs and Africa

October 28, 2017 3

  In today’s podcast we speak with science journalist and author Mark Lynas.  Mark has been a central figure in the discussion of biotechnology, particularly in regard to its role in ensuring food security in […]

Agriculture

105 – Biotech and Ugandan Food Security

October 21, 2017 4

Uganda is at an interesting precipice.  They have invested in biotech solutions to solve problems in their central food staples, namely the matooke.  The matooke is a starchy banana, and while a cornerstone of the […]

Agriculture

104 – Postharvest Solutions in Food Security

October 14, 2017 0

Simple solutions can sometimes have tremendous impacts.  In this episode Bret Rierson from the World Food Programme discusses a solution to enhancing food security in Africa and around the world.  Most African farmers are small […]