How Global Collaboration Can Prevent Plant Disease Pandemics in Africa
Emerging plant diseases threaten Africa’s food security, but international scientific collaboration can help to turn these menaces around.
Looking out across a crop nursery filled with diseased plants, you’d be forgiven for thinking there is something wrong.
However, these are no ordinary nurseries – they are “disease nurseries” filled with crop samples and breeding lines gathered from around the world, and they play a vital role in helping scientists to identify varieties that can withstand a disease outbreak.
Read the full op-ed authored by Nteranya Sanginga, Regional Director, CGIAR, and Director General of IITA, and published by African Business.
Header photo by IITA.