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,...

Genetic engineering: The history, science and economics

Last week the chief executive officer of the National Biodiversity Authority, Dr Roy Mugira, lost his job because, according to the authority, he had...

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...

Brazil approves GM mosquito that could cut dengue

By Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade - SciDev.Net Brazilian authorities have decided that a genetically modified (GM) strain of mosquitoes whose offspring die before reaching adulthood...

Scientists find desert cure for date disease

Poisonous plants from the Sahara desert have proven effective in killing a fungus that is ravaging date palms in Algeria and Morocco ―...

BRIC science profiles ‘more like the G7’

The majority of China's science output continues to be in engineering, chemistry, physics and maths Flickr/CIMMYT The pattern of science publishing in the emerging economies...

South African scientists win first Obasanjo science prize

Two South African researchers have been awarded the inaugural Olusegun Obasanjo Prize for scientific discovery and technological innovation, for their work on HIV/AIDS and herpes...

Kenya’s scientists urged to engage in GM debate

Kenya's agriculture secretary is urging researchers to join the debate on genetically modified (GM) foods — and not leave the issues to politicians. There has...

Awards will go to scientists in Ghana, Tanzania

A scheme aiming to build research capacity in Ghana and Tanzania by supporting promising individual scientists is entering its second phase. Agriculture is a...

Scientists find genetic trick to make iron-rich rice

MANILA: Scientists say they have made a breakthrough in their quest to develop a rice variety to address iron and zinc deficiencies  that affect...

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