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aphid resistant wheat

Developing aphid resistant wheat for smallholder farmers in Africa

Project partners at kick-off meeting at Rothamsted Research. Emmanuel Ziramba, Gia Aradottir, Tegwe Soko and Toby Bruce

Smallholder farmers in Africa face serious challenges, including yield losses of up to 50% caused by aphid pests. The additional cost of pesticides is often financially prohibitive for these farmers. Providing them with wheat varieties with in-bred aphid resistance suitable …