New platform puts crop research at farmers’ fingertips

A newly established crop research platform in Free State is on a mission to address South Africa and the wider African continent’s crop production challenges. Not only is the platform envisioned to help role players in the industry, but also small-scale producers. The...

Plant breeder advances food security in 12 countries

A Free State plant breeding professor has collaborated with more than 20 PhD students and post-doctoral fellows in 12 countries to advance food security and the nutritional status of poor rural communities. Professor Maryke Labuschagne from the University of the Free...