South Sudan must turn its back on elitist education

South Sudan's prosperity depends on more public universities serving more students — and focussing on S&T, not humanities, says John A. Akec. South Sudan's current system...

US$1 million for East African ICT project

NAIROBI:  An organisation that gets multimedia into African villages has won a US$1 million award. Farmers receive information tailored to their location - Flickr/AgriCultures Network The...

Weeding out Ebola in Liberia

An innovative African initiative to strengthen food systems while combating Ebola Thousands of smallholder farmers in Liberia are set to benefit from an innovative seed...

African Water Facility Grant Helps Kenyan Pastoralists Build Resilience to Climate Change in Drought...

€690,000 grant from the African Water Facility (AWF) signed by the African Development Bank An estimated 150,000 people from pastoral communities, including students and teachers...

African countries south of the Sahara must double investment in agricultural R&D, report finds

African countries south of the Sahara will need to double their investment in agricultural research and development if ambitious United Nations and African Union...

Agro-ecology methods are key to food security

Agro-ecological farming methods, not industrial-scale agriculture will be needed to ensure food security and protect food supplies from the impacts of climate change, argues Olivier...

Fellowships for African women scientists a big hit

NAIROBI: The African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) fellowship programme has been inundated with applicants. Vicki Wilde - Director of Gender & Diversity...

Kenya: New Seeds Boost Yields for Drought-Hit Farmers

Machakos — For a couple that has weathered the dual tests of early retirement and repeated crop failures, it might have seemed an impossible...

KENYA: Education hard hit in drought-affected north

GARISSA/WAJIR SOUTH, 28 September 2011 (IRIN) - Gains made in bringing education closer to children from pastoralist families in northern Kenya could be eroded...

Farmers and scientists to bridge the climate info gap

Farmers from different communities in Senegal will meet climate scientists at a major meeting in Dakar, the country's capital, later in the year...

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