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Congratulations to Dr Emmanuel Yaw Owusu from CSIR-Savanna Agricultural Research Institute in Tamale, Ghana for being awarded his PhD with a thesis titled; “Development of extra-early maturing Striga gesnerioides (L. Wild) and Aphis Craccivora (Koch) resistant cowpea Vigna unguiculata (L. Walp) varieties using marker assisted backcrossing”. KT would like to wish Dr Owusu all the best in his future endeavours!

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KT is pleased to share with you our recipe for the month of August which is "Cowpea fresh leaves". This has been kindly contributed by Dr Annia Matikiti from University of Zimbabwe. Enjoy/Bon Appetit!



KT would like to congratulate Dr. Pratibha Brahmi on her retirement from ICAR-NBPGR. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Dr. Pratibha for all the work she has done over the years for STOL. KT wishes her all the best for her upcoming ventures, full of health and happiness. 



Congratulations to Dr Yayis Rezene (right in the photo) for receiving the Star Performer and Employee of the Year Award from the Southern Agricultural Research Institute (SARI) and SNNPR Bureau of Agriculture, Ethiopia! The Award was presented by His Excellency Osman Surur, Head of the Bureau of Agriculture (centre) and Dr Yasin Goa, Deputy Director General of SARI.

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"Read about Clare Mukankusi's work in Bill Gates' Blog! Dr Mukankusi works for the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and has over the years provided valuable guidance and support to KT's ABC projects, for which we are thankful."

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KT would like to congratulate Dr Macsamuel Sesugh Ugbaa on giving an excellent defence of his thesis and being awarded his PhD. We wish Dr Ugbaa all the best for the future. Congratulations!


Main consortia

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African Bean Consortium (ABC)

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African Cowpea Programme (ACP)

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Stress Tolerant Orphan Legumes (STOL)

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