70 top African women agricultural scientists from 11 countries chosen

AWARD announces winners of 2015 fellowships: 70 top African women agricultural scientists from 11 countries chosen Rising to the Challenge! 2015 AWARD Fellowship Winners Set...

More money could halt malaria deaths, says WHO

Malaria deaths could be stopped by 2015 if enough investment in control measures is made, the WHO has said. Over the last decade the number...

UNESCO will celebrate the 2019 edition of the African Week, during which various cultural...

The Week also includes an Authors’ Lounge for a special encounter with 40 authors representing the new generation of African penmanship An Innovation Hub of...

Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) calls for policies and investments targeting sustainable water use...

Graziano da Silva stresses the need to tackle the region’s water and soil challenges to ensure access to locally produced fresh food It is imperative...

Report charts path for ‘Nutrition Revolution’ in Africa

The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is having a positive impact in countries that have implemented its recommendations, according to the Annual Trends...

How innovation is flourishing at the grassroots

SciDev.Net reporters across the developing world describe exciting initiatives aimed at supporting innovation in local communities and remote areas. From small-scale hydro-powered electricity in Malaysia...

The importance of sustainable application of science to agricultural transformation in Africa

Policies, leadership, implementation capacity and effective partnerships are key. The 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week, organized by the Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA)...

Artificial fish habitats along Somali coast to benefit coastal communities

FAO and EU Naval Force deploy 25 Fish-Aggregating Devices in a bid to boost local fisheries, improve nutrition, reduce piracy. FAO, working with the European...

Rotary releases US$6.9 million to ensure Nigeria remains polio-free

The announcement was made during the World Polio Day livestream event in New York City. In total, Rotary gives US$ 40.4 million to end...

Forum hears proposals for African science foundation

Scientists at an all-Africa meeting on science, technology and innovation underway in Kenya have put forward a range of proposals to improve science funding for the continent —...

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