Africa: Task forces set up to accelerate delivery of rice technologies

National and international rice experts in Africa have joined forces to set up continent-wide task forces on critical thematic areas in the rice sector...

Biomed Analysis: Why Africa must make its own drugs

There is a pressing need for Africa to bolster its pharmaceuticals industry, and that requires the right policy framework, argues Priya Shetty. Many resource-poor countries, especially...

Global climate models ‘need regional sensitivity’

Global climate change models are of limited use to agricultural policymakers in some regions of the developing world, according to a report by theCGIAR Research Program on Climate...

FOOD: Maggots to the rescue?

JOHANNESBURG,- The humble maggot (larva of a fly) is being nurtured as an alternative protein source for livestock and fish farming feed, and could...

Cheap ‘nano-tablet’ purifies water for up to six months

By Munyaradzi Makoni Researchers have developed a water purification tablet comprised of nanoparticles that can be used by developing world communities with no access to...

UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea Prize Awarded To Two Scientists And One Research Institution For Work In...

Award ceremony will bring scientists together to address issues affecting Africa and the current Ebola epidemic The 2014 International UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea Prize for Research in...

SA: Moladi housing model builds communities

By Thandisizwe Mgudlwa - AfricanBrains Decent housing is one of the key factors in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. It is not just...

China leading global efforts on clean coal

China is come a step closer to capturing and storing its carbon emissions with the launch of the GreenGen coal gasification plant in Tianjin, according to a report...

Africa Analysis: Collaborating too far from home

Africa lags behind other developing regions in local collaboration — and in building its own scientific capacity, says Linda Nordling. Collaboration was a time-consuming affair for...

Environmental change trends ‘mixed bag’, meeting hears

Scientific indicators show that environmental change caused by human activities continues to rise — in some cases heading towards the 'tipping point' beyond which...

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