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AGRA gets new leadership

11:54 am | The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), a leading African agricultural development organization,…

Africa water facility receives 2014 Stockholm Industry Water Award

11:49 am | eThekwini Water and Sanitation, serving the Durban metropolitan area, today received the Stockholm Industry…

Experts brainstorm on how to tackle chronic food shortages in Africa

12:45 pm | A cross-section of experts have gathered at the Research to Feed Africa High-Level Policy Dialogue…

Ebola,general health research boosted by Wellcome Trust

4:35 pm | Efforts to tackle the Ebola virus disease in West Africa received a multi-million pound emergency…

Dearth of rainfall in the Sahel worries UN

3:01 pm | A dearth of rainfall in the Sahel could have "severe consequences" for food and agriculture…

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Nigerians rank malaria, typhoid fever as major concerns

12:59 pm | Malaria and typhoid fever are the biggest health concerns of Nigerians, a new survey that aims to amplify citizens’ voices on health matters shows. …

HIV cases in South Africa on the rise

9:39 am | South Africa's latest HIV survey finds boys having sex earlier, plummeting condom use and that unmarried couples living together are more at risk of HIV than married or single people.…

Scientists call for action on cervical cancer mortality in Kenya

3:30 pm | Less than 7 per cent of cervical cancer patients in Kenya are getting the optimum treatment needed to eradicate the disease, leading to unnecessary deaths - a study by The University of Manchester scientists reveals. …

Ghana losses 2 million Cocoa trees to diseases

1:30 pm | The swollen shoot disease has been identified as a major threat to cocoa production in Ghana , the Executive Director of the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG) Dr. Franklin Manu Amoah revealed this to journalists when media fellows from Bioscience for Farming in Africa (B4FA) visited the institute in Tafo, Ghana.…

Uganda pro-GMO activists advocate for enabling law

3:15 pm | Ugandan pro-biotechnology activists are calling for an expedited legislation to enable access by farmers to crops genetically-modified (GM) against virulent diseases, pests and drought, if the country is to sustain food production and supply next decades. …

Food & Agric

Nigeria releases herbicide-resistant hybrid maize

11:31 am | Nigeria has released her first generation of hybrid maize that is resistant to metsulfuron methyl herbicide and the noxious parasitic weed Striga hermonthica. …

Over 2 million sign petition urging African leaders to ‘Do Agric’

4:09 pm | As the 23rd African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government Summit gets underway in…

Ghana losses 2 million Cocoa trees to diseases

1:30 pm | The swollen shoot disease has been identified as a major threat to cocoa production in…

Nigerian GM cowpea research on course

1:42 pm | Nigerian scientists from the Institute for Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria have completed the…

Environment

Insight into how monkeys left Africa

12:18 pm | The monkey roadmap out of Africa has a new timetable and route, thanks to a…

UNEP calls for action on poaching

4:28 pm | Over 30 years ago, the mighty African elephant went extinct in my homeland Mauritania, where…

Climate change: a promising future for cotton in Cameroon?

6:41 pm | While climate change threatens most crops in Africa, its impact could be less on cotton…

20,000 Elephants poached in 2013 – Study

12:42 pm | More than 20,000 elephants were poached last year in Africa where large seizures of smuggled ivory eclipsed those in Asia for the first time, international wildlife regulators said. …

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