Kenya: Programme for women scientists brings research to the poor

Winning a fellowship with the African Women in Agriculture Research and Development (AWARD) programme for her research was just the first step for Kenyan...

Deadline Approaches for $6,500 Africa-Adapt Innovation Fund

The deadline for submissions for Africa-Adapt's 2nd annual knowledge sharing innovation fund of $6,500 of 3rd September is fast approaching. The fund seeks to...

Unlocking the Promise of ICTs for Transforming Agriculture in Africa

In her article, Dr Towela Nyirenda-Jere, Programmes Manager, NEPAD e-Africa Commission explores the ways that ICTs can transform agriculture in Africa. She draws attention to the...

2009-10 Africa-wide women and young professionals in science competitions

The finals of CTA/FARA/AGRA/RUFORUM/ANAFE/NPCA 2009-2010 Africa-wide science competitions were held in Burkina Faso from 19-20 July 2010 as a side event during the 5th...

Jatropha: A Promising Rural Bioenergy Crop for Ghana

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has recently released a report examining the potential for jatropha as a sustainable biodiesel...

Africa Goes Bananas for Peppers

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has published a paper announcing the successful transfer of green pepper genes to bananas. Banana Xanthomonas Wilt...

Diversifying Investment into Zambia

With Zambian Ministers and officials traveling the world and welcoming delegations to the country, we are beginning to see the fruits of their labour...

Uncovering South Africa’s Natural Riches

2010 Toyota Enviro Outreach and International Barcode of Life (iBOL) will document life in biodiversity hotspots. A fleet of Toyota (10 Toyota Hilux pickups) carrying South...

Agriculture Sector

The agricultural sector in Africa is key to the ongoing sustainable development of the continent. Advances in agricultural technologies are needed to improve crop...

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