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Agriculture - Agriculture: Insecticide Treatments in Combination with Herbicides Cause Crop Injury and Yield Loss - Wednesday, 01 April 2015 07:07
Agriculture - Agriculture: FAO, OIE target eradication of a devastating livestock disease - Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:27
Environment - Environment: Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles - Tuesday, 31 March 2015 13:20
Environment - Environment: Kenya Wildlife Service rangers complete advanced First Aid training - Thursday, 26 March 2015 16:53
Agriculture - Agriculture: NEPAD, FAO launch USD$ 4 million rural youth project - Thursday, 26 March 2015 06:19
Health - Health: A new public-private funded project to combat carbapenem resistance - Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:55
Environment - Environment: Wildlife body blasts South Africa’s plan to legalise Rhino horn trade - Wednesday, 25 March 2015 08:50
Environment - Environment: Forum calls for more action on gender parity - Monday, 16 March 2015 08:15
Environment - Environment: Australia says NO to ‘cruel and barbaric’ canned lion hunting - Monday, 16 March 2015 07:41

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Insecticide Treatments in Combination with Herbicides Cause Crop Injury and Yield Loss

Weed Technology—As acreage under maize keeps on increasing in recent years, maize-attacking insects have become a widespread problem, including populations of the rootworm that have developed resistance to insecticidal proteins. Foliar sprays are ineffective because this rootworm, and other insects…

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FAO, OIE target eradication of a devastating livestock disease

The world can definitively stamp out a plague that devastates sheep and goats, freeing hundreds of millions of rural families from one of the major risks to their food security and livelihood. The technical tools to achieve eradication are already…

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Malawi First in SADC to Torch Ivory Stockpiles

Malawi’s decision to torch four tonnes of ivory on Thursday has been hailed as brave and groundbreaking, standing out in stark contrast against other Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries, some of which resolutely demand the right to the sell…

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Kenya Wildlife Service rangers complete advanced First Aid training

Kenya Wildlife Service rangers have undergone an advanced first aid training course, the first of its kind in East Africa, thanks to support by the Canadian government.  

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NEPAD, FAO launch USD$ 4 million rural youth project

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Wednesday launched a 4-year project that aims to create decent employment opportunities for young women and men in rural areas, through the…

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A new public-private funded project to combat carbapenem resistance

18 European academic partners and three pharmaceutical companies are launching a new project Wednesday under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funded New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs (ND4BB) program: COMBACTE-CARE. COMBACTE-CARE (Combatting Bacterial resistance in Europe-Carbapenem-Resistance) will bring highly innovative studies…

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Wildlife body blasts South Africa’s plan to legalise Rhino horn trade

A Committee of Inquiry established by South Africa’s Department of Environmental Affairs will begin hearing expert testimony on the subject of legalising the rhino horn trade as the Southern African country, home to more than 80 per cent of the…

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Sub Saharan Africans enrolled in phase 3 clinical trial of new promising TB drug

A global phase 3 clinical trial named STAND (Shortening Treatment by Advancing Novel Drugs) in patients who are currently considered to have either drug-sensitive or multidrug-resistant TB has been launched by the TB Alliance and its partners. The Alliance announced…

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Costs of Climate Change Adaptation Expected to Rise Far Beyond Africa’s Coping Capacity

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Written by Khalid M.

Africa, the continent with warming deviating most rapidly from "normal" conditions, could see climate change adaptation costs rise to US$50 billion per year by 2050, even assuming international efforts keep global warming below 2°C this century, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report.

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Costs of Climate Change Adaptation Expected to Rise Far Beyond Africa’s Coping Capacity

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Written by Khalid M.

Africa, the continent with warming deviating most rapidly from "normal" conditions, could see climate change adaptation costs rise to US$50 billion per year by 2050, even assuming international efforts keep global warming below 2°C this century, according to a new United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report.

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Merck Germany Expands Diabetes, Thyroid Dysfunction education in collaboration with Academia From Africa to Asia

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Written by Kevin Wafula

Merck, the world’s oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company has widened its global fight against diabetes and thyroid dysfunction from Africa to Asia. Following three years of success providing education and awareness creation and advocacy for medical and pharmacy students in African Universities, Merck has extended its Capacity Advancement Program (CAP) initiative to Asia through forging a partnership with University of Indonesia and Maharashtra University to boost diabetes and thyroid dysfunction healthcare capacity in India and Indonesia.

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  • A new public-private funded project to combat carbapenem resistance

    18 European academic partners and three pharmaceutical companies are launching a new project Wednesday under the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funded New Drugs 4 Bad Bugs (ND4BB) program: COMBACTE-CARE. COMBACTE-CARE (Combatting Bacterial resistance in Europe-Carbapenem-Resistance) will bring highly innovative studies…

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