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Soybean Innovation Lab August 2018 Newsletter!

Learn about all of SIL's recent advancements in the August Newsletter! 

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SIL's August 2018 Newsletter features the following articles: 

  • Get to Know the Women Behind the Tasty! Mozambique Project: New Video Released! - The Tasty! Mozambique Project has just released a new training video for SIL partners and extension agents to use to promote the women-led enterprise. The video is designed to be used by the women in the group, along with the recipe cards and cookbook from the Tasty! Mozambique project, to train the next Spare Change working groups. 
  • Notes from the Field: Graduate Students Share Experiences with Academia, Industry - This year, three students from the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) spent two weeks with SIL researcher Dr. Rita Mumm at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and with professionals from Corteva Agriscience™. Paul Bondzie Afful, Nana Opuni Muhammed and Samuel Adu Osei toured public and private sector soybean breeding programs in Illinois and Iowa and networked with university researchers and industry professionals.
  • SoyBytes: Dr. Brian Diers Discusses SIL's Plant Breeding Program - SIL experts and partners are involved in a number of initiatives and programs designed to improve production and utilization of soybean in Sub-Saharan Africa. SIL’s new podcast series, SoyBytes, offers an inside look at SIL innovations and technologies, direct from the experts themselves. In this SoyByte, Dr. Diers discusses the rationale behind SIL's breeding programs. Dr. Brian Diers is SIL's Co-Principal Investigator of the Soybean Innovation Lab (SIL) Plant Breeding & Germplasm research area.
  • New Fact Sheet: SIL's Soybean Kick-Off Events! - SIL's Soybean Kick-Off Events are designed to bring together researchers, agricultural development organizations, government agencies, extension agents and the private sector in a networking and hands-on event.
  • Collaborator Corner: Hapson Mushoriwa - Dr. Hapson Mushoriwa is a Lead Scientist for Seed Co in Harare, Zimbabwe, in charge of breeding and development of soybean varieties for Sub-Saharan Africa. He and his research team have made significant contributions to food and nutrition security throughout the region by developing high yielding soybean varieties.  

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