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.
The workshop brought African women involved in research and policymaking together to discuss innovations in agriculture and biotechnology in Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa.
BHEARD recently awarded 13 South Sudanese students with scholarships, which most will use to pursue master's degrees in agricultural science topics at the University of Nairobi in Kenya.
Tho Kim Eang, a BHEARD scholar, wants to help manage Cambodia's plant diseases, thereby increasing food security and reducing poverty.
In Malawi, access to education remains a challenge. Potential students at every level are hindered by factors like inadequate financing and a lack of information.
Rice is a daily staple in Liberia. Any threat to rice is a threat to the country's farmers and consumers, and thus its food security.
Through funding from USAID, BHEARD and the Africa-based Training Centre in Communication organized a four-day workshop on scientific communication and publishing skills in Kenya.
Makerere University's Department of Agribusiness and Natural Resource Economics in Uganda has partnered with Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics on a capacity enhancement project.
BHEARD scholar Mohammad Yamin Kabir thinks bell pepper would make an excellent addition to the Bangladeshi diet.
Malawi's first cohort of BHEARD scholars has returned home after studying at South Africa's University of Pretoria since January 2015.
In tropical countries like Rwanda, mycotoxins are not well known or understood, which puts people at risk if they consume contaminated crops.
Papaya is a crucial horticultural crop in Bangladesh, grown by both large commercial farmers and small subsistence farmers.