This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on crops. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to crops. See ILRI research on other subjects

By William Sharpee, postdoctoral fellow, North Carolina State University Cassava is an important food crop for millions of people in sub-Saharan Africa, but unfortunately this crop is facing a decline in production across the continent due to Cass...
Beca-ILRI Hub, Nov/2016
Identifying key leverage points and improving market linkages between farmers, input suppliers and traders is key for value chain development. But success depends on involving all key actors and helping them understand what and how they can contribute to the process. Continue reading →
LIVES, Oct/2016
ICARDA research in Ethiopia examines whether the adoption of improved food legume varieties increases the technical efficiency of crop production. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, Oct/2016
By Gabriela Chavez, postdoctoral fellow, Auburn University based at the BecA-ILRI Hub I joined the Cassava Virus Evolution Project to study the most economically important disease in cassava in Africa. Like me, the cassava is indigenous to South A...
Beca-ILRI Hub, Oct/2016
A first look at a revamped ILRI research initiative: Biosciences eastern and central Africa-ILRI Hub Continue reading →
ILRI news blog, Oct/2016
By Tim Herrman, Texas state chemist, Texas A&M AgriLife The Aflatoxin Proficiency Testing and Control in Africa (APTECA) program hosted by the mycotoxin diagnostics platform at the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock...
Beca-ILRI Hub, Jun/2016
A partnership catalyzed by the Biosciences eastern and central Africa-International Livestock Research Institute (BecA-ILRI) Hub to improve testing for aflatoxins in maize flour will feature at a side event during the 7th Africa Agriculture Scienc...
Beca-ILRI Hub, Jun/2016
By Paloma Fernandes, CEO of the Kenya Cereal Millers Association Having a milling capacity of 1.6 million tonnes of maize per year and constituting 85 percent of the commercial flour on the shelves sold to about 10 million consumers annually, the ...
Beca-ILRI Hub, Jun/2016
Three Ethiopian MSc. students, who contributed to ICARDA’s research on multidimensional improvement of grain legumes recently graduated from Ethiopian Universities. Continue reading →
Africa RISING, May/2016
When she chose to spend her sabbatical in 2014 conducting research at the BecA-ILRI Hub, Jacinta Akol from the National Crops Resources Research Institute in Uganda had no idea that this research would win her international awards. During the Firs...
Beca-ILRI Hub, Mar/2016