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Agriculture - Agriculture: IITA, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology partner on banana research - Thursday, 02 October 2014 04:01
Environment - Environment: Destruction of Carbon-Rich Mangroves Costs up to US$42 billion annually - UNEP Report - Tuesday, 30 September 2014 03:51
Technology - Technology: African firms begin to Find Value in Big Data - Friday, 26 September 2014 05:29
Agriculture - Agriculture: ICRISAT commits US$ 5 million for research, science in Africa - Friday, 26 September 2014 05:26
Technology - Technology: SSTL demonstrates innovative method for measuring ocean winds and waves from space - Friday, 26 September 2014 05:15
Health - Health: Face washing with soap crucial missing step to eliminate blinding disease - Friday, 26 September 2014 05:09
Health - Health: Treatment trials upped as fight against Ebola intensify in West Africa - Thursday, 25 September 2014 04:10
Health - Health: Busia County on high alert over Ebola - Wednesday, 24 September 2014 04:04
Environment - Environment: Liberia and Norway launch climate and forest partnership - Wednesday, 24 September 2014 03:59
Environment - Environment: More nations commit to fight climate change by restoring forests - Wednesday, 24 September 2014 03:52

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IITA, Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology partner on banana research

The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the pan-African Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-AIST) have signed an agreement meant to strengthen research and capacity building on banana research in Tanzania.

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Destruction of Carbon-Rich Mangroves Costs up to US$42 billion annually - UNEP Report

Mangroves are being destroyed at a rate 3 – 5 times greater than the average rates of forest loss, costing billions in economic damages and denying millions of people the ecosystem services they need to survive, according to a new…

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African firms begin to Find Value in Big Data

Although big data is a rapidly growing buzzword in the African ICT market, the technology’s actual application is not properly understood. Enterprises are gaining access to more data sources and collecting vast amounts of data, but the key challenge is…

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ICRISAT commits US$ 5 million for research, science in Africa

In a major boost to research in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Governing Board of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has announced new investment worth US$ 5 million towards upgrading research infrastructure and building scientific skills on…

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SSTL demonstrates innovative method for measuring ocean winds and waves from space

Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has successfully demonstrated an innovative method of measuring winds and waves from space, using GNSS Reflectometry.  This paves the way for a cost effective satellite system supporting the maritime sector and the organisations that rely…

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Face washing with soap crucial missing step to eliminate blinding disease

A number of NGOs are launching an innovative hygiene behavior change programme for children in Northern Kenya with the hope of eliminating the blinding eye disease trachoma.

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Treatment trials upped as fight against Ebola intensify in West Africa

The fight against Ebola Virus in West Africa takes on a new turn as for the first time, investigational Ebola treatments are set to be tested. This is part of an international initiative to fast-track trials of the most promising…

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Busia County on high alert over Ebola

Ebola surveillance at the KENYA-Uganda border of Busia and Malaba has been intensified in the recent past to keep any infection of the deadly disease at bay.

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Rwandan former Agriculture minister takes over at AGRA

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Written by Ruth Akinyi

Hardly a week after hosting a Green Revolution Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last week, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), announced that Jane Karuku has stepped down as President of an organization that strives to drive small-holder led agricultural transformation in Africa. She is to be replaced by former Rwandan Agriculture minister, Dr. Agnes Kalibata.

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Climate Change: Africa’s Smallholder Farmers Risk of “Failed Seasons” rising

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Written by Tadese M.

[Addis Ababa] Small-scale family farmers across Africa— already struggling to adapt to rapidly rising temperatures and more erratic rains—risk being overwhelmed by the pace and severity of climate change, according to the 2014 African Agriculture Status Report (AASR).

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Community embraces affordable bio-digester for improved health

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Written by Sophie Mbugua


A Grand Challenge Canada bio-digester project has received good reception among rural Kenyans and for Kiambu families, it has meant freedom from indoor pollution, lowered costs of fertilizer and improved income from increased farm yields


 

 

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    Although big data is a rapidly growing buzzword in the African ICT market, the technology’s actual application is not properly understood. Enterprises are gaining access to more data sources and collecting vast amounts of data, but the key challenge is…

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