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Friday
30/07/2010
GM bananas could cut blindness, anaemia in East Africa
Field trials of GM bananas rich in iron and vitamin A have gone well, but several more years of research and regulation lie ahead. ....
Friday
30/07/2010
Tweaking technology for the bottom four billion
With a bit of imagination, technologies can be made cheap enough for the poor, but investors are needed, finds Kafil Yamin. ....
Thursday
29/07/2010
The need to grow cash crops has a negative effect on deforestation
Deforestation arising from conversion of forest areas into agriculture is a serious problem in Malawi. This paper discusses competition for agricultural ... ....
Thursday
29/07/2010
Nutrient-rich algae from Chad could help fight malnutrition
Dihé, a nutrient-rich indigenous produce holds out the hope of a better life for the impoverished women who harvest it on the edges of Lake Chad, and may also one day make a contr ....
Wednesday
28/07/2010
Biofuels could increase food production, says report
A report that concludes that biofuel and food crops need not conflict in Africa has sparked a polarised debate among interest groups. ....
Wednesday
28/07/2010
Sub-Saharan Africa news in brief: 15–28 July 2010
Equatorial Guinea observatory will not do original research, African researchers receive US$ 1 million, venture capital to fund West African seed companies, and more. ....
Wednesday
28/07/2010
Conference agrees global science ethics code
Global guidelines on scientific integrity are in the pipeline following fears that fraud is growing. ....
Wednesday
28/07/2010
Africa Analysis: skills needed to draw on climate cash
Africa has woken up to the promise of 'climate cash' — but the skills needed to secure it remain thin on the ground, writes Linda Nordling. ....
Wednesday
28/07/2010
Namibia prevented spread of Rift Valley Fever, saved lives
FAO Director-General Jacques Diouf has praised Namibia for acting swiftly and effectively to halt the spread of Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in the country during recent outbreaks. Ale ....
Tuesday
27/07/2010
Cactus could feed East African livestock, say scientists
A cactus weed could help feed livestock during drought, according to researchers who are calling for large cactus plantation in East Africa. ....
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