Africa: Task forces set up to accelerate delivery of rice technologies

National and international rice experts in Africa have joined forces to set up continent-wide task forces on critical thematic areas in the rice sector...

Pigeon pea genome sequence could boost yields

More than a billion people could soon benefit from improved yields of the important drought-resistant crop pigeon pea now that its genome has been...

SA: Biodiversity to unlock opportunities in rural economy

By –SAnews.gov.za President Cyril Ramaphosa says opportunities in the biodiversity economy have the potential to unlock the country’s rural economy and lift rural people out...

BRIC science profiles ‘more like the G7’

The majority of China's science output continues to be in engineering, chemistry, physics and maths Flickr/CIMMYT The pattern of science publishing in the emerging economies...

Malaria Scientist Does Groundbreaking Research

At the Malaria Forum hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in October, the latest findings on what is currently the most viable...

Awards will go to scientists in Ghana, Tanzania

A scheme aiming to build research capacity in Ghana and Tanzania by supporting promising individual scientists is entering its second phase. Agriculture is a...

Brazil approves GM mosquito that could cut dengue

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade - SciDev.Net Brazilian authorities have decided that a genetically modified (GM) strain of mosquitoes whose offspring die before reaching adulthood...

Uganda: Universities turn waste to substance

A foul stench hits you as you get near the Kampala City Abbatoir. The slaughter area is clean and dry but a short distance away,...

Africa: Solving Problems Through Science

Kampala — Economies across Africa have continued to expand this year, attracting increased interest from investors, along with prospects for jobs for the large numbers...

Insects’ gut microbes hint at biofuel breakthrough

By Li Jiao Deep inside insects' guts may lie the key to one of the biofuel industry's great challenges: how to cost-effectively turn tough plant...

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