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.