East African network to boost bioscience innovations

A hub to connect and fund East African agricultural researchers, and assist them in reaching out to the private sector, may yield products...

‘Toxic sugar bait’ could help control malaria

Extracts from melon and guava, as well as beer and boric acid, can together make an irresistible, yet potentially fatal, trap...

President of Gambia endorses Green Tech Farming

President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh has launched in Banjul, two five-year 24 million U.S. dollars projects, the Gambia Growth and Competitiveness Project (GGCP) and...

Most African nations ‘still not investing enough in agriculture’

Promises made by African leaders to increase their investment in agriculture to ten per cent of their national budgets have been met by only...

Geneticists and smallholders in quest for perfect cattle

Dairy farmers in East Africa could soon benefit from superior, affordable cattle breeds through a US$1 million research project. The Dairy Genetics East Africa (DGEA)...

Sub-Saharan Africa tech news in brief: 10–23 March 2011

Below is a roundup of tech news from or about Sub-Saharan Africa for the period 10–23 March 2011 Africa's ability to handle GM organisms questioned Namanga...

Phone cartoons bring know-how to poor farmers

Animated cartoons watched on mobile phones could be the way to get health and farming messages across to peasants and poor smallholders, say...

Ghana shares cocoa know-how with Liberia

Liberia's cocoa industry, destroyed by its recent civil war, could be revitalised by a collaboration with Ghana, one of the world's major cocoa producers. Representatives...

Small-scale support counts for social science in Africa

Solving Africa's problems needs not just technology, but social science — and a culture of debate, says Jonathan Harle. Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa face numerous challenges —...

New program aims to spur farm science innovation across East Africa

Launched at the International Livestock Research Institute: Bioresources Innovations Network for Eastern Africa Development (Bio-Innovate) Program NAIROBI (16 March 2011)—A new program that provides grants...

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