Disease-resistant wheat varieties debut in Kenya

New seeds are resistant to wheat stem rust (Ug99) – Multinational programme supported by FAO and IAEA A multinational effort supported by the International Atomic...

Scientific disciplines must link up to serve development

This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 13 August 2012. Marc McIlhone - AfricanBrains Traditionally scientific disciplines have been quite insular in their approach to...

Q&A: Denis Kyetere on innovative technologies for Africa’s farmers

Denis Kyetere, executive director of the African Agricultural Technology Foundation, outlines his vision for the continent's farmers. At the start of this year, Denis Kyetere,...

New Corn Variety Boosts Food Security Across Africa

In times of drought, parched lands yield few, if any, crops, increasing hunger among communities. As one way of boosting food security during these...

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...

Predictive tool could cut HIV test costs

A tool to monitor how HIV-positive patients respond to antiretroviral therapy (ART) could free up scarce personnel and laboratory resources in developing countries, according to...

Award honours key figure in African science

An award for outstanding achievements by African scientists has been created in memory of Thomas Odhiambo, the Kenyan scientist who helped found the...

SOUTH AFRICA: Campus buzz at ‘people’s’ COP17

The University of KwaZulu-Natal's Howard College campus in Durban, South Africa, is ground zero for C17, the civil society 'People's Space' alternative to COP17-CMP7,...

Omidyar Network And Monitor Group Announce Initiative To Strengthen Entrepreneurship Across Africa

Omidyar Network and Monitor Group announced today the Accelerating Entrepreneurship in Africa initiative. The multi-phase research project will gather insights into the challenges facing...

Great Lakes ministers to revive agricultural research centre

Agricultural ministers of the Great Lakes countries — Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda — have agreed to revive...

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