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...

Ghana: Biotechnology to Improve Agriculture

In its quest to accelerate improvement in agricultural productivity, the government of Ghana says it is ready to explore biotechnology through collaboration with research...

Pricoil Ghana Wins Technology and Innovation Award

Pricoil Ghana wins Innovation Award for the Year 2011 at the African Excellence Awards Banquet in Cape Town, South Africa. The Award was in recognition...

Scientists find desert cure for date disease

Poisonous plants from the Sahara desert have proven effective in killing a fungus that is ravaging date palms in Algeria and Morocco ―...

Mozambique – Italy funds university research

Young researchers from Mozambique presented “Biotechnology for Health” and “The Genetic Characterisation of Populations”, at the first symposium of biotechnologies masters of the Eduardo...

Mapungubwe honour for SA’s only practising Biophotonics PhD

A senior scientist - the only one practising her specific discipline in the country - was the lone representative of the scientific community at...

FOOD: Maggots to the rescue?

JOHANNESBURG,- The humble maggot (larva of a fly) is being nurtured as an alternative protein source for livestock and fish farming feed, and could...

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...

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,...

PepsiCo invests in Chickpea production in Ethopia

PepsiCo has set up a project it hopes will increase chickpea production and promote long-term nutritional and economic security in Ethiopia. Chickpea farming in East...

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