A highly virulent strain of the stem rust pathogen, known as Ug99, is causing massive yield losses of wheat in Africa and the Middle East.
The Cambodian government considers the adoption of improved farm technologies to be one of the drivers of agricultural development – the kind of development that can improve living standards, especially in rural areas.
Cassava and dairy are two crucial pillars of Rwandan agriculture. BHEARD scholar Herve Mwizerwa wants to tie them together and make each stronger by diversifying both.
Samuel Acheampong wants to use advanced genetic breeding techniques to harness and enhance the sweet potato's positive attributes for his home country of Ghana.
BHEARD scholar Smith Nkhata wants to use his research skills and knowledge to fight micronutrient deficiencies in Malawians.
BHEARD scholar Dr. Martin Baru Richard Sebit was recently named a department head at South Sudan's University of Juba, just a month after being promoted to assistant professor.