Nanotech filter may protect farmed fish from fungus

By Wagdy Sahel - SciDev.Net Iranian scientists have coated a water filter with silver nanoparticles to prevent fungal infections in fish farmed indoors, in a...

African soil diversity mapped for the first time

By Bernard Appiah - SciDev.Net A team of international experts has drawn up the Soil Atlas of Africa — the first such book mapping this...

Desert Locust situation update

Hopper bands in Israel for the first time in 50 years; adult groups in interior of Saudi Arabia As a result of egg-laying in...

Canada Works to Improve Business Environment for African Agriculture

The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, attended the World Economic Forum on Africa, Grow Africa Investment Forum, and G-8 New Alliance for...

Conflict and returnees strain South Sudan food security

Food security in South Sudan is deteriorating in the face of ongoing conflict, high food prices, and the large-scale return of refugee and internally...

Developing countries to share community-based adaptation experience

By T.V. Padma - SciDev.Net Countries in Asia and Africa have formed an open and informal 'government group network' to help mainstream community-based adaptation (CBA)...

Will Somalia get enough rain this year?

Parts of southern Somalia are yet to recover from the battering they took in 2010-2011, when severe drought followed excessive rain, and now the...

Rice research and development in Africa create history

The recent news of unprecedented growth rates of rice production and productivity in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) based on an analysis of independent data by...

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended!

In response to numerous requests from partners, the abstract submission deadline has been extended till 30 April 2013. Participants planning to present a paper or...

Kenya: Netting flies and mosquitoes protects livestock and boosts milk yields

A simple but innovative use of insecticide-impregnated nets to protect livestock is doubling and in some cases tripling milk outputs on smallholder dairy farms...

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