Conference calls for education to combat aflatoxins

Aflatoxins, toxic compounds produced by fungi that blight crops and endanger human health across Africa, could be brought under control with...

Africa’s agricultural R&D spending ‘a mixed bag’

The amount of money that Sub-Saharan African countries spend annually on agricultural research and development (R&D) rose by 20 per cent...

Morocco launches three projects to boost innovation

Morocco has launched three new projects, including a €45 million (US$65 million) research fund to encourage partnerships between businesses and inventors, as part...

MALAWI: New farming practices grow healthier children

Ekwendeni, 8 April 2011 (IRIN) - Ten years ago Joyce Mhoni, head of the Nutrition Rehabilitation Unit at Ekwendeni Hospital in the...

UNESCO to host Promotion of Science in Africa conference

UNESCO will be hosting an international conference entitled ‘Africa: the Choice of Science, the AIMS Initiative' on 14 and 15 April (Room II)....

East African network to boost bioscience innovations

A hub to connect and fund East African agricultural researchers, and assist them in reaching out to the private sector, may yield products...

Modern science needs traditional knowledge

Modern science cannot meet the demands of the developing world without harnessing indigenous knowledge, argues Charles Dhewa. 'Participatory epidemiology' methods can capture community knowledge about...

‘Toxic sugar bait’ could help control malaria

Extracts from melon and guava, as well as beer and boric acid, can together make an irresistible, yet potentially fatal, trap...

Africa: We must work together to counter fake drugs

Health and law enforcement organisations must work together to stop the spread of counterfeit medicines, says Aline Plançon. Counterfeit medical products have long been a...

President of Gambia endorses Green Tech Farming

President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh has launched in Banjul, two five-year 24 million U.S. dollars projects, the Gambia Growth and Competitiveness Project (GGCP) and...

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