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...

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...

Kenya’s scientists urged to engage in GM debate

Kenya's agriculture secretary is urging researchers to join the debate on genetically modified (GM) foods — and not leave the issues to politicians. There has...

Ghana: Mosquitos Under ‘Threat’ Biolarvicide Factory Soon to be built

Ghana will soon host a biolarvicide production factory to produce substances that destroy the larvae of mosquitos, as part of efforts of the Economic...

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...

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...

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...

Farmers in Africa should switch to biopesticides

Biopesticides are better and safer than chemical pesticides — policymakers must do more to promote them, says insect ecologist Manuele Tamò. Agriculture is, and will remain for...

GM mosquito risk assessments ‘deficient’, says review

Decisions to release genetically modified (GM) insects into the wild should be made more openly and based on better science, according to a review. The...

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...

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