In 2009, we produced 299 publications, which comprised of 181 journal articles, 17 books, 5 in-books, 20 conference proceedings, 12 technical reports, and 64 other publications. A total of 118 of the journal articles appeared in peer-reviewed journals that are listed in Thomson Scientific/ISI. The complete listing and details of these publications can be found in our online bibliography.
This year, 99 new trainees (29% female, 71% male) registered for our various programs; 92 came from sub-Saharan countries, while the rest were from countries outside of Africa.
A total of 118 students (46% female, 54% male) had ongoing research training, with 31% conducting studies for their PhDâ€™s, 32% working towards their MScâ€™s (or equivalent), 13% working towards their BScâ€™s, and 20% for other academic certificates and diplomas. The rest are staff of national research institutions that came for short-term training or to work alongside our scientists. One hundred and seven students came from 20 countries in sub-Saharan Africa, while 11 came from 7 countries in Europe, Central America, North America, and Asia.
We delivered over 195 group training courses in more than 300 locations in 13 countries across sub-Saharan Africa. Over 21,701 individuals (27% female, 73% male) participated in these courses. More than 50 of these activities were Training-of-Trainers involving NGOs, government extension, and farmer cooperative partners. These focused on crop management practices including IPM, agronomic management, and macro-propagation techniques.
Our other training activities covered extension, field/lab research skills, pest risk assessments, pest/pathogen diagnostics, collective marketing, agronomic practices, processing and utilization, statistical computing, vegetative propagation, lab safety, agribusiness, managing cooperatives, and participatory variety selection.