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RT @RobynAlders COVID-19 is highlighting the importance of food to our wellbeing. Let's hope that the interest continues well beyond the end of the coronavirus pandemic resulting in public health & agriculture working together for the good of all, including the environment twitter.com/devpolicy/stat…

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1501, 2020

Winning a grant for the greater good

Illumina awarded Dr. Roland Schafleitner and the International Mungbean Improvement Network (IMIN) the 12th annual Illumina Agricultural Greater Good Initiative Grant for generating genomic resources for mungbean breeding.

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RECENT RESEARCH

van Zonneveld M, Rakha M, Tan SY,  Chou YY,  Chang CH,  Yen JY,  Schafleitner R, Nair R, Naito K, Solberg SØ. 2020. Mapping patterns of abiotic and biotic stress resilience uncovers conservation gaps and breeding potential of Vigna wild relatives. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS. 10:2111. PDF

Khoury, C.K.; Carver, D.; Barchenger, D.W.; Barboza, G.E.; van Zonneveld, M.; Jarret, R.; Bohs, L.; Kantar, M.; Uchanski, M.; Mercer, K.; Nabhan, G.P.; Bosland, P.W.; Greene, S.L. 2019. Modelled distributions and conservation status of the wild relatives of chile peppers (Capsicum L.). DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS. online. PDF

Shrestha RM, Schreinemachers P, Nyangmi MG, Sah M, Phuong J, Manandhar S, Yang RY. 2020. Home-grown school feeding: assessment of a pilot program in Nepal. BMC PUBLIC HEALTH. 20:28.   PDF

Timler C, Alvarez S, DeClerck F, Remans R, Raneri J, Carmona NE, Mashingaidze N, Chatterjee SA, Chiang TW, Termote C, Yang RY, Descheemaeker K, Brouwer ID, Kennedy G, Tittonell PA, Groot JCJ. 2020. Exploring solution spaces for nutrition-sensitive agriculture in Kenya and Vietnam. AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS. 180:102774.   PDF

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