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PARI Partners Embark on a Study Visit to India

Fifteen partners of the Program of Accompanying Research for Agricultural Innovation (PARI), embarked on a study tour to India from the 22nd to 29th of October 2017. The visit was part of the activities outlined at the 2016 Annual Research and Planning Meeting of PARI in Nairobi; with the objective to enable African researchers in the agriculture field to connect to key stakeholders in India, facilitate inter-continental learning on issues of mutual interest to Africa and India, and identify and possibly initiate joint research activities between the African and Indian partners. Participants during the visit included representatives from the lead organizations in the 12 African partner countries, FARA and ZEF.

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Researchers from Benin and Germany Collaborate on Blood Analysis Technology

In October, two researchers from INRAB, the National Institute of Agricultural Research of Benin visited and received hands-on training at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) laboratory. During a one-week stay, they were introduced to a blood analysis method established by the nutritional Physiology at TUM. They learnt to prepare and analyze blood samples, and they also took part in a general presentation on laboratory security in Germany.

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Press release: Experts advise on eliminating malnutrition in Africa

Several African countries, including Senegal, Ghana, and Ethiopia, have shown success in reducing malnutrition over the last 15 years. This progress, driven in part by policy actions and interventions, shows that the battle against malnutrition in Africa can be won, according to a new report launched today by the Malabo Montpellier Panel at the Africa Green Revolution Forum in Cote d’Ivoire.

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