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New research unravels faulty malaria diagnoses

2:26 pm | As the world prepares for the celebration of the 2014 World Malaria Day, a research…

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…

GM cowpea nears commercialisation in West Africa

10:35 am | All is set for the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) facilitated Pod Borer Resistant Cowpea…

Accolades for new website on African crop pest

12:31 pm | A new website known as Armyworm Network launched by Lancaster University in the United Kingdom…

Health, education top World Bank assistance to Nigeria

3:40 pm | The World Bank has approved US$140 million additional support for Nigeria community development in Nigeria.…

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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

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…

Nigerian GM cowpea research on course

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

FAO applauds efforts to end hunger in Africa by 2025

1:48 pm | FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva has welcomed a breakthrough commitment by African heads of…

African countries analyse tools for better agriculture

12:38 pm | Improving the quality, availability and relevance of data on food and agriculture has become a…

Environment

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…

Urgent deal reached for African Elephants

12:30 pm | Key states along the illegal ivory value chain have committed to urgent measures to halt…

Africa develops roadmap to manage hazardous chemicals

10:40 am | Representative of 28 African countries today developed a draft roadmap aimed at driving the continent…

UNEP calls for action on poaching

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

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