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FtF Peanut Lab News & Announcements | Late April 2018

Deadline approaching for project Concept Notes

Friday at midnight Eastern Time is the deadline to submit concept notes for two Peanut Innovation Lab projects — one on varietal development and another on value-added gains. Go to the Peanut Innovation Lab's Work with Us page to find out about the two projects, find answers to common questions (in the FAQ link) and listen to a webinar that gives details and answers questions.


Celebrating innovation labs

The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences recently produced a short video highlighting UGA's work with the Feed the Future innovation labs. Check it out.



LEGUME SYSTEMS LAB: USAID is taking proposals to run the innovation lab on legume systems. The deadline is May 30.

MASTERS SCHOLARSHIP: The Global Development Institute at the University of Manchester has six scholarships available for potential master's students who are citizens of Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania or Zambia, and have not previously studied outside Africa.

In the News

The National Peanut Board has launched an engaging, informative new website that touts all the ways peanuts are valuable to our environment, health and communities.

The Peanut Vision: Sustainable, Nutritious, Global Food Source  sums up the power of peanuts in one statement: “Peanuts are positioned to meet the challenges of a growing world.”

The site also highlights the work of the Peanut Innovation Lab and its precursor, the Peanut & Mycotoxin Innovation Lab, in relieving and preventing global hunger. Malnutrition kills 5.9 million young children each year, and the main treatment for malnutrition relies on peanuts.



GENDER WEBINAR: Agrilinks is hosting a webinar, Overcoming Gender Barriers to Accessing and Using Climate Information Services, on April 25

APRES MEETING: 50th Annual American Peanut Research and Education Society meeting is scheduled for July 10-12 in Williamsburg, Va. Visit the APRES website to learn how to submit abstracts for posters or presentations, as well as how to register and where to stay.

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