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Monday
28/02/2011
African countries urged to strengthen research ties
Plans are afoot for closer links between higher-education bodies across Africa in a bid to boost development. ....
Monday
28/02/2011
DFID and Gates team up for agricultural research
A new funding initiative launched by DFID and the Gates Foundation will see more than US$100 million injected into agricultural research. ....
Monday
28/02/2011
Peruvian scientists call for higher investment in R&D
In a public manifesto, Peruvian scientists have urged the goverment to increase investment in R&D from the current 0.1 per cent to 1 per cent of GDP in 2021. ....
Monday
28/02/2011
Rebuild small seed enterprises
Up to 50 percent of crop yield increases have come from improved seeds. Yet many poor farmers in developing countries growing crops crucial to food security, such as sorghum, mill ....
Friday
25/02/2011
Updating photosynthesis to boost crop yields
Engineering plants to convert carbon dioxide into food more efficiently could play a key role in increasing crop yields, scientists say. ....
Friday
25/02/2011
Climate change, resource abundance and conflict in East Africa
This paper examines the effect of climate change on pastoralist conflict in Africa. The rangelands of East Africa is particularly vulnerable to drought, ... ....
Friday
25/02/2011
Now is the time for science diplomacy in the Arab world
Science cannot resolve political conflict. But scientific cooperation can have a key role in maximising post-conflict opportunities. ....
Thursday
24/02/2011
Rwandan research will boost agricultural productivity
Rwanda's new crop research plans will focus on providing farmers with improved seed varieties to help achieve food security. ....
Thursday
24/02/2011
Fiji seaweed may help fight malaria
Researchers say seaweed from Fiji naturally makes antimalarial compounds, promising a new line of drugs. ....
Thursday
24/02/2011
The Strategic Development Programme in Malawi: crop quality improved and access to food increased
This report is a mid-term review of the Strategic Development Programme, developed by the National Smallholder Farmers' Association (NASFAM) of Malawi. ... ....
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