Botswana to develop policy to protect traditional knowledge

Botswana is developing a policy to protect, preserve and promote its indigenous knowledge and mainstream it into the country's macro-economic framework. Development of the...

UNDP & EMRC to Co-organise AgriBusiness Forum 2011

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Marketing Research Centre (EMRC) will jointly host the AgriBusiness Forum 2011 entitled “Engaging the Private...

ALIN receives $1m Gates Foundation “Access to Learning” Award

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation presented its 2011 Access to Learning Award of $1 million to the Arid Lands Information Network (ALIN), which...

Food security in East Africa gets research boost

A consortium of East African institutes is researching new seed varieties better suited to dry areas to combat the effects of climate change...

Post-harvest technologies pay off for cowpeas

Tricks that prevent the rotting of cowpeas, an African staple, after they have been harvested, will have yielded US$295 million of benefits in west...

Centre to coordinate southern Africa’s agricultural R&D

Southern Africa's agricultural research could become better coordinated and funded, following the launch of a regional research centre in Botswana. The centre will promote dissemination of...

NEPAD’s 10th Anniversary competition extended to 31 August 2011

The New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) have joined forces in celebrating...

‘Green wall’ project gathers pace in Senegal

Senegal is planting its latest batch of seedlings for Africa's 'wall of trees' initiative this week — the first planting since a memorandum...

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...

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