IITA partners with Cornell University and University of Ghana to train on Genome editing

“History must not repeat itself” is the mantra behind the thinking and actions of development partners and African research scientists. There have been three revolutions in agriculture so far, and it’s a pity Africa did not benefit much from any of them. When other parts of the world mechanized their agriculture, Africa did not. Then came the Green Revolution and Africa still was not a major beneficiary. Right now, there are innovations in agriculture such as genome editing and this time Africa should not lag behind. The Cornell Alliance for Science in collaboration with the West African Centre for Crop Improvement based at the University of Ghana, Legon and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) are holding Africa’s first-ever training on genome editing from 8 to 12 June  in Ghana.

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