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Agricultural growth and sex-disaggregated employment in Africa: Future perspectives under different investment scenarios
Drywire
Investments in agricultural research and development could generate higher overall employment beyond the agricultural sector, and particularly result in increased female employment in Africa
Collaboration between ICARDA and Caussade Semences Group (France)
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The collaboration will support the further development of their respective plant breeding programs, especially for kabuli chickpea, lentil and grass pea.
A gorgeous, but treacherous valley where faba bean production is now being resurrected at Haroye and surrounding villages in Kutaber district
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Faba bean cultivation has been confronted by many challenges over the past two decades particularly in the Amhara region. The main production constraints are introduction of parasitic weed (Orobanche crenata) and emerging diseases like faba bean gall in central and northern Ethiopia.