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  • PABRA20 Timeline: At a Glance – 20 Years of Growth

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  • Defining a new approach: better beans for Africa

    By Dr. Robin Buruchara, Director of the Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance (PABRA) Editorial of PABRA Annual Report 2016 – 20th Anniversary Special Edition Venture onto any small farm in Rwanda or Uganda at meal time, and I can guarantee you that you will find beans on your plate. Come to think

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  • When spiders unite, they can tie up a lion

    By Debisi Araba, Regional Director for Africa, CIAT There’s an Ethiopian proverb: “When spiders unite, they can tie up a lion.” I’ve always been fascinated with the potential of sustained thinking and collaborative effort. PABRA is a great example of both. That’s because while Africa is such a diverse continent,

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  • Finding white gold

    By Dr. Jean-Claude Rubyogo, Seed Systems Specialist and East and Central Africa Bean Research Network (ECABREN) Coordinator There was a time when, as researchers, our focus was on breeding beans to have varieties resilient to challenges like soil fertility, or disease and pest tolerant. These improved beans would be released to

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  • Commodity Corridors: A paradigm shift in PABRA’s business

    In the last 20 years, PABRA researchers have found that novel approaches are needed to eliminate bean production bottlenecks. We have made significant progress towards getting better beans to more consumers, allowing farmers to access better seeds. Our assessment of the bean trade in Africa has revealed major flows of

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  • Transforming agriculture for better incomes and diets in Africa

    Citation PABRA. 2017. Transforming agriculture for better incomes and diets in Africa. Pan-Africa Bean Research Alliance – PABRA . Uganda. 4 p. Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/80443 AGROVOC Keywords BEANS; PHASEOLUS VULGARIS L.; PLANT BREEDING; SMALLHOLDERS; HUMAN NUTRITION; AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH; INVESTIGACION AGRICOLA Subjects BEANS; Countries BURUNDI; CONGO; CONGO, DR;

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