How Global Collaboration Can Prevent Plant Disease Pandemics in Africa

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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.

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