South Africa students to get agri skills in China

Pretoria - Fifteen postgraduate students have been awarded the opportunity of a two-year scholarship programme to further their studies in agriculture, forestry and fisheries...

How climate data is bringing benefits to Senegal’s farmers

Smallholder farmers have years of experience in assessing how climatic conditions, particularly rainfall, affect their crops. But as the climate changes, that knowledge — often...

Project Incubator Award launched in SA with US$15,000 cash prize

EMRC and the Rabobank Foundation officially launched the Project Incubator Award for the AgriBusiness Forum 2011, to be held from 16-19 October 2011 in...

Swaziland’s first science policy starts to take shape

A wide range of stakeholders has been meeting in Swaziland to help the country develop its first science and technology policy. The...

GLOBAL: All wheat varieties will have to be replaced

JOHANNESBURG, 22 June 2011 (IRIN) - Winds carried ash clouds from a volcano in Chile thousands of kilometres across the Atlantic Ocean to...

South Africa: Agri colleges to become training institutes

Pretoria - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is in the process of transforming Colleges of Agriculture into national Agricultural Training...

Private investment in trees could replenish Africa’s land

Africa's severe land degradation could be reversed by private sector investment in tree-based restoration technologies, a meeting heard. Good restoration practices include planting apple-ring acacia...

FAO’s tool weighs pros and cons of biofuels

Calculating the costs and benefits of investing in biofuels may become easier for policymakers with a guide launched by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization...

USAID Innovations

The following is being released by the U.S. Agency for International Development:   Financing Developing Market Growth The USAID Development Credit Authority (DCA) is an innovative model...

Weevil detector could protect palm trees

A machine that detects the red palm weevil, a pest that devastates palm trees across the Middle East and North Africa, could help...

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