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Global wheat experts to address challenges facing global wheat supply at Morocco meeting

Global wheat experts to address challenges facing global wheat supply at Morocco meeting

Leading wheat researchers from all over the world will convene for a workshop in Morocco to discuss challenges that face global wheat production, and how to breed high yielding varieties that are better able to resist diseases and tolerate heat and drought. The meeting holds against the background of rapidly changing climate and evolving pathogens

Green Climate Fund (GCF), Pan African Climate Justice Alliance spearhead meet in Mali

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) Structured Dialogue with Africa is taking place in Bamako  Mali from the 3rd to the 6th of April 2018. Structured dialogues have the ambition to facilitate understanding of its work among various stakeholders, majorly eligible countries and accelerate engagement of countries with the GCF. This engagement organized by the Fund and in collaboration

Nairobi meet to explore Africa climate change technologies 

By Herman Opondo Representatives from government, private sector, and finance and research institutions will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, 9–10 April 2018 to deliberate on climate change technology transfer. Organised by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), a founding United Nations Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) consortium partner, the meeting will be held during Africa Climate

Life is on for Gwakwani Village

For a community in deep rural Limpopo, a successful and on-going partnership between the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Science (Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment) and Schneider Electric South Africa has ensured that the Gwakwani Village has had access to basic services through sustainable interventions. Gwakwani is a

Africa: £250,000 up for grabs in competition to stimulate off-grid cold chain technology

The Global LEAP Off-Grid Cold Chain Challenge (OGCCC) – a competition to develop innovative and energy-efficient off-grid cold storage technology – has launched in Nairobi, Kenya. Part of the UK Department for International Development’s (DfID)’s Ideas to Impact programme, the OGCCC will offer £250,000 in prizes for off-grid cold chain technologies deployed in select Sub-Saharan African countries. Cold storage facilities are a

East African Agri-businesses: How farmers can boost their global competitiveness through tech

East African food and agricultural businesses can elevate their productivity and profitability by adopting modern business management solutions that enable them to streamline business processes and get better visibility into business performance. However, they need to adopt solutions that are tailored to the needs of their niche in the agriculture market, whether that is coffee,

Kenya: County Officers Trained on Data Analytics

By Adhere Cavince Over 38 officers drawn from twelve counties are at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, JKUAT for a four-day training on health data analytics and geographic information systems for informed decision making in the devolved units. The participants will be equipped with skills and tools to collate, curate, analyze and

AIDS IS (STILL) POLITICAL

This year marks 30 years since the creation of the International AIDS Society (IAS), an important moment of reflection for our organization. We were founded in 1988 by a group of scientist-activists desperate to share information to stop the pandemic spreading around them. When the IAS was first created, there was no treatment for HIV

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