KENYA: Local production means cheaper ARVs

A Kenyan pharmaceutical company has been given the green light by the World Health Organization (WHO) to start producing antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, which could...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

BIPCEA Entrepreneurship Training on Bioinnovate policy consortium for Eastern Africa

ATPS is organizing a Two-day training workshop on Entrepreneurship Skills for Bio-Scientists in Eastern Africa under the Project Bio Science Innovation Policy Consortium for...

New Head of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation

Ugandan Dr Denis Tumwesigye Kyetere has been appointed the Executive Director at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF). Dr Kyetere will assume office on 1...

Novozymes Pioneers Food–Energy Venture in Africa

On September 21, Novozymes announced its investment in CleanStar Mozambique at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting. CleanStar Mozambique, a company founded by Novozymes...

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