Nigeria pins green revolution hopes on cassava

Nigeria's drive to boost the quality and processing of cassava, launched two months ago as part of a larger plan to turn the...

Kenya: African Scientists, Media, Policymakers Debate Over GMOs

The media in Africa was penultimate week awash with views, commentary and news expressing all shades of opinions on why the continent and countries...

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...

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,...

Developing countries face up to synthetic biology challenges

As commercial synthetic biology production gathers speed, there are growing calls for greater regulation, reports Yojana Sharma. Debate about the governance of the emerging field of synthetic biology...

Global biodiversity panel holds first plenary meeting

By Yojana Sharma The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) held its first plenary meeting last week (21–26 January), during which the science...

Biomed Analysis: Rolling out what works in mobile health

New funding and concrete results are paving the way for scaling up mhealth technologies — but carefully, writes Priya Shetty. Five years ago, the way that...

New partnership to enhance rice production in Africa

A new programme aimed at boosting sustainable rice production has begun at the AfricaRice Centre, Cotonou, Republic of Benin. © Agriculture Corner The programme known as...

Kenya: Government plans regulation of bio-technology

Kenyan scientists have completed research on bio-technology cotton, which is set to be commercialised in 2014. Kenya is among countries in Africa that has made...

North Africa: Researchers strike gold with nanoparticle virus test

An Egyptian research team has won a prize for developing a hepatitis C test using gold nanoparticles. The test could become a cheap and rapid...

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