Agric Biotechnology to Boost Food Production

Nigeria - Dr Kenneth Nwosu, the Executive Director, National Root Crops Research Institute (NRCRI), Umudike in Abia, has said that the adoption of agricultural...

Africa’s mollusc stocks at risk from ocean acidification

Fishermen in Haiti and some African countries could lose their livelihoods as ocean acidification causes a decline in mollusc populations, a study has...

Insecticide resistance linked to malaria resurgence

 Scientists have linked growing insecticide resistance with a resurgence of malaria in Senegal. Researchers working in the village of Dielmowarned that new approaches may be needed...

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...

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