An international team of scientists has found that eco-friendly practices such as growing a range of crops, including legumes such as beans or pigeonpea, and adding plant residues or manure to soils can raise food crop yields in places such as rural Africa.
COMESA and Texas A&M Agrilife Research, USA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support mycotoxin risk management involving aflatoxins and fumonisins for trade commodities and staples. This is a key pillar of mutual recognition of certificates of analysis amongst trading countries.
To counter the devastating effects of fruit flies, the Alien Invasive Fruit Flies project in Southern Africa, has come up with five technologies as part of an integrated pest management (IPM) package.
French development agency, Agence Française de Développement (AFD), and Development Bank of Namibia (DBN), signed an agreement in terms of which AFD will provide €300,000 in grant funding for two DBN research programmes.
In advancing the frontiers of scientific research in areas of specialization like artificial intelligence, the African Institute of Mathematical Sciences has signed a Masters Sponsored Research Agreement (MSRA) with Google Research.
Sartorius, an international partner of life science research and the biopharmaceutical industry, is further growing its global production capacity with the expansion of its manufacturing site in Tunisia.
The growth of African banks in the ranking is facilitated by focusing on digital payments and online banking.
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), a player in innovative partnerships, breeding and agronomic science for sustainable agri-food systems, will lead the project.
This modern facility will utilise industry-leading equipment and focus specifically on recipe development and safety testing of seed applied solutions.
For too long, smallholders have been categorised as highly risk-adverse, which has prevented larger actors from investing and working with them.
The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE), has announced a partnership with the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB), to enable access to JoVE's library of over 14,000 videos in STEM subjects for Egyptian citizens.
The ongoing reforms within the Kenyan health sector received a boost following the launch of a Centre of Excellence for Cancer Research and Training at the Kenyatta University Teaching, Referral and Research Hospital.
East Africa financial institutions are betting on tech to boost their offerings, grow their customers’ portfolio and stay afloat in a competitive market.
For the West Africa region, discussion addressed cocoa- and agricultural-related issues in Ghana and Nigeria.
African economies that have struggled to improve their infrastructure, business conditions and overall competitiveness are generally performing better against other emerging markets in areas that measure their digital skills and sustainability.
PGS has added five 3D seismic surveys to its data library offshore Egypt, to create new broadband 3D coverage of more than 18 700 sq. km in recently awarded nearshore license blocks.
Improvement in data collection technology among the banks and financial institutions positively impacts the AI in banking market growth.
The GSMA has published an analysis showing how robust 5G growth in the Middle East and North Africa has followed ambitious 5G spectrum assignments.
AgBiome's research is focused on developing biological pest control solutions for the following crops: maize, sorghum, banana and yam.
The World Economic Forum’s latest report, “Attracting Investment and Accelerating Adoption for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa” analyses the challenges Africa faces in joining the global knowledge-based digital economy.
Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions announced a new partnership with RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, a research institute and innovation partner.
According to Pitchbook data, global crowdfunding exploded from $8.61 billion in 2020 to $113.52 billion last year – a 1,021% increase.
The South Africa E-Commerce market is poised to reach $ 7.9 Billion by 2027 from $4.5 Billion in 2021 according to a recent report by Research and Markets.
African Women in Agricultural Research and Development celebrates African agriculture scientists in a story telling event
In a one-of-its-kind virtual story telling event, attended by 123 participants from across Africa, Asia and Europe, Dorothy Mukhebi, AWARD’s Acting Director, explained that the event sought to spotlight research on African food systems and celebrate some of the outstanding researchers hailing from Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi and Senegal.
In 2020, the country faced one of its most devastating crop losses in the recent past when locusts invaded major breadbaskets attacking up to a million hectares and destroying crops that left 25 million people hungry according to estimates from global NGO Oxfam.In 2020, the country faced one of its most devastating crop losses in the recent past when locusts invaded major breadbaskets attacking up to a million hectares and destroying crops that left 25 million people hungry according to estimates from global NGO Oxfam.
Aware of this fact, the Insect Feed for Poultry, Fish and Pig Production (INSFEED) project has been exploring the use of insects, such as black soldier flies (BSF) and crickets, within animal feeds.
After five quarters of growth driven by accelerated buying for remote work and learning, global shipments of Chromebooks and tablets recorded their first decline since the onset of the pandemic in 2020.
AstraZeneca partners with the Royal Academy of Engineering to support African health tech entrepreneurs
AstraZeneca and the Royal Academy of Engineering (the Academy) announced a new partnership to establish connections between African healthcare innovators and AstraZeneca’s A.Catalyst Network of more than 20 global health innovation hubs.
Facebook announced the winners of the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program, highlighting the 13 Facebook community leaders Africa who will receive up to $50,000 USD in funds.
Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation partners with AWEI to build sustainable wildlife economies in Africa
Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation has partnered with the African Wildlife Economy Institute (AWEI) of Stellenbosch University to build sustainable and inclusive wildlife economies in Africa through.
Kenya and Cuba have pledged to enhance bilateral relations in the field of research, vaccines and pharmaceutical products as the former moves to implement further reforms in the health sector.
54gene, the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, secured $25 million in a Series B round, led by Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund.
Dangote Oil Refinery has thrown its weight behind the efforts by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) to promote the critical issue of Research and Development (R&D) in the oil and gas sector of the country.
TGS is commencing a new seismic survey in the MSGBC Basin, offshore Mauritania, adding to the successes of the North-West Africa Atlantic Margin (NWAAM) 2D campaign.
ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research Center, is a non-profit, non-political public international research organization that conducts agricultural research for development in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa with a wide array of partners throughout the world.
Zalgen Labs (Zalgen), a biotechnology and diagnostics company, announced contract with CEPI, to further advance the development of vaccines against Lassa Fever (LF) in West Africa.
AstraZeneca and Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya launch digitally integrated patient solution for disease management
The partnership forms part of their shared vision and commitment to work towards a future where all people have access to sustainable healthcare solutions for life-changing treatment.
Rwazi, a company that provides organizations with on-ground data from Africa is recruiting 10,000 young Africans.
54gene launches trust to reinvest 5% of proceeds from Commercial Drug Discovery Programs on African scientists and communities
The creation of the trust is part of its Commitment to Africa in establishing a more sustainable and thriving cyclical ecosystem across Africa’s scientific development space, as well as ensuring better quality healthcare delivery for the communities in which the company operates.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced new funding to create research and innovation centers in Liberia and Guatemala.
AfDB scoping study identifies opportunities for private sector participation in Africa’s climate agenda
A recently published African Development Bank scoping study on implementing NDCs in Africa recommends that development financial institutions and other investors focus on high-impact, high-growth potential start-ups that can drive climate-related innovation.
According to the latest Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition, Africans face some of the highest food costs when compared to other regions of a similar level of development.
Victoria Epelle a fondé Market Forward il y a environ un an et la société a exécuté des projets à la fois locaux et internationaux et se fait un nom dans le domaine du conseil et de la gestion de projet.
Victoria Epelle founded Market Forward about a year ago and the company has executed projects both local and international and is making a name for itself in the field of Consulting and Project Management.
The platform was launched through Facebook to connect private sector players in agribusiness within the East African community region.
An emergency response plan for managing incursions of Invasive Alien Pests (IAPs) in Ghana has been validated at a stakeholder workshop organized by CABI in collaboration with the Plant Protection and Regulatory Services Directorate.
Brand Africa has unveiled the 11th annual Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands 2021 rankings of the Top 100 most admired brands in Africa in a virtual event hosted by Brand Africa, Publics Africa and Uganda Investment Authority.
These lines were developed at various breeding locations of CIMMYT’s Global Maize program by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.
The CGIAR Excellence in Breeding (EiB) platform recently handed over digitization equipment to the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) as part of ongoing efforts to modernize the public agency’s crop breeding programs.
The current collaboration follows a Memorandum of Understanding signed recently by Nokia and UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and women’s empowerment, which will guide the global partnership.
Wheat, a cornerstone of the human diet that provides 20% of all calories and protein consumed worldwide, is threatened by climate change-related drought and heat.
Global financial conditions, COVID-19 have undermined capacity of banks to finance African trade, report
The report is the first of its kind, surveying 185 banks from across Africa, representing more than 58% of total assets held by African banks.
Esri , the global leader in location intelligence, announced the Egyptian partner Quality Standards for Information Technology (QSIT), has successfully implemented the Crop Mapping and Field Boundary Detection solution.
Ethiopia may produce less specialty coffee and more rather bland tasting varieties in the future.
L'entrepreneur Britanique-Ghanéen, Stephan Eyeson, est actuellement PDG et fondateur de la société panafricaine de collecte de renseignements sur les consommateurs, Survey54.
British-Ghanaian entrepreneur, Stephan Eyeson, is current CEO and Founder of pan-African consumer intelligence gathering firm, Survey54.
Lafarge Egypt partners with National Research Centre to promote use of innovative construction materials
The National Research Centre (NRC) and Lafarge Egypt, a member of LafargeHolcim Group, have inked a Memorandum of Understanding, to promote the future of the Cement Industry in Egypt.
A study was carried out by a team of researchers led by Amare Tegbaru, IITA Gender Specialist, to examine the development of drought-tolerant maize varieties in West Africa.
Indeed, so extreme is the anti-pesticide noise that we are in danger of plundering our food output and increasing our dependency on Europe for generations ahead.
As COVID-19 pandemic continues, existing inequalities have been further fanned, with already vulnerable and marginalized groups faced with additional challenges and even further reductions in their access to services and opportunities.
With a population of close to 90 million people, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, boasts 90 million hectares of pasture that can support 40 million heads of cattle and produce 1.5 million tonnes of beef per year.
Africa Digital Inclusion Facility approves $1.3m grants for research efforts to enhance women’s digital access to loans and micro-insurance
The African Development Bank has approved two grants for research that will increase African women’s access to a range of digital financial services including loans and micro-insurance.
Kantar, the world’s data, insights and consulting company, has announced the promotion of Adeola Tejumola to lead the Insights Division of Kantar in the Middle East and Africa region.
Dickson Osogo a farmer in Kenya’s Siaya County is among more than 1,000 dairy farmers in Western Kenya who have insulated themselves from high commercial feed prices and poor quality nappier grass and in the process increased milk yields and income.
Tagging products with barcodes for easy price retrieval in supermarkets is now a regular practice that people often take for granted.
As part of the Human Capital Development Programme for the NLNG Train 7 Project, over $6 million has been set aside for the strengthening of the LNG and Gas Research Centre at the University of Port Harcourt.
The farming community has a reason to smile after the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) recently announced it had successfully developed three CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm-tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa.
Investing in the next generation of African scientists, African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) has announced that the call for third cohort of the One Planet Fellowship is now open.
RES4Africa Foundation widens its field of action by welcoming CSIR and Nedbank, joining a network of excellence from across the European renewable energy value chain.
54gene has unveiled its new lab in Lagos State, Nigeria, capable of human whole genome sequencing and a variety of other scientific investigations.
TDI-Brooks International has completed a geophysical and geotechnical (G&G) campaign for Trident Equatorial Guinea off the coast of Equatorial Guinea in the Elon Field.
GSK and Novartis announced the launch of a collaboration to support high-quality scientific research investigating the link between genetic diversity across different regions in Africa and its potential impact on response to drug therapeutics.
The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) has announced the successful development of three CIMMYT-derived fall armyworm-tolerant elite maize hybrids for eastern and southern Africa.
CNN’s Call to Earth report has explored how testing and tracking is helping scientists understand how polar bears are adapting to climate change in Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago north of the mainland.
CGG is mobilizing to acquire the industry’s first-ever multi-client airborne gravity and magnetic survey of the onshore Congo Cuvette Basin in the Republic of Congo after signing an agreement with the SNPC and the Ministry of Hydrocarbons.
VAALCO Energy announced that the acquisition of three dimensional (3-D) seismic data at the Etame Marin block offshore Gabon has been completed.
Webb Fontaine has announced crucial investments into Africa with plans to open an Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Centre in Africa.
PGS has completed imaging of the first-ever MultiClient 3D seismic survey offshore Ghana. The broadband KPSDM data reveals sharper imaging of prolific Cretaceous reservoir targets.
The African Academy of Sciences (AAS), the Africa Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) together with global partners launched Africa’s First Online Clinical Trial Community (CTC).
PGS, provider of seismic images and 3D data announced that early-out PSTM products are now available from PGS’ latest MultiClient 3D survey in the Namibe Basin, Angola.
PGS recently expanded the Angola MegaSurvey to include Block 16 PSTM GeoStreamer data, increasing 3D seismic data coverage over the prolific Lower Congo Basin.
54gene, whose mission is to advance inclusive precision medicine through research, advanced molecular diagnostics, and clinical programs, has launched its Clinical Program Services (CPS) division in Nigeria.
TGS, provider of multi-client geoscience data for exploration and production companies announced the recommencement of the geochemical coring project offshore Nigeria.
TDI-Brooks International together with the French environmental firm Créocéan and Benthic Solutions, has completed an Environmental Baseline Studies for TOTAL E&P Côte d’Ivoire, Ivory Coast.
Polarcus, geophysical service provider of safe and environmentally responsible marine acquisition services announced a letter of award has been received for 3D seismic data acquisition services in West Africa.
Angola national fuel company Sonangol has set its eyes on 2021 to start the construction of a center for scientific research and innovation.
The Yidan Prize Foundation, a global philanthropic educational foundation inspiring future progress and change in education, announced the 2020 laureates of the Yidan Prize.
Shearwater GeoServices announced it has received an award for a large towed streamer 3D acquisition and Fast Track processing project by Total E&P Mauritania.
Polarcus announced the award of an XArray 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa commencing in October 2020 with a duration of approximately 2 months.
Soil degradation and nutrient depletion have been serious threats to agricultural productivity and food security in Ethiopia.
Researchers from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, icipe, have provided evidence on the nutritional superiority of insects oils.