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Ecological farming a boon for staple crop farmers in Africa, new study finds
28-07-2022 | 13:12:35
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, Texas Agrilife Research sign pact to tackle barriers to regional trade
29-06-2022 | 11:10:00
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.
Southern Africa mango farmers grow yields with integrated pest management practices
21-06-2022 | 11:28:00
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.
AFD, Development Bank of Namibia partner to fund economic research initiatives
01-06-2022 | 15:06:00
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.
[Ghana] AIMS partners with Google to pursue joint research interests in Africa
01-06-2022 | 10:56:12
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 continues global capacity expansion with opening of extended plant in Tunisia
31-05-2022 | 09:15:00
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.
Banking has the most valuable brands in Africa, followed by telecom and retail, report
25-05-2022 | 13:59:10
The growth of African banks in the ranking is facilitated by focusing on digital payments and online banking.
CIMMYT to lead CGIAR varietal improvement and seed delivery project in Africa
13-05-2022 | 13:13:58
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.
Corteva Agriscience unveils seed lab in South Africa to serve Africa and Middle East
06-05-2022 | 15:59:18
This modern facility will utilise industry-leading equipment and focus specifically on recipe development and safety testing of seed applied solutions.
Making a case for equitable and effective food system transformation in Africa
07-04-2022 | 10:15:00
For too long, smallholders have been categorised as highly risk-adverse, which has prevented larger actors from investing and working with them.
JoVE partners with Egyptian Knowledge Bank to bring STEM videos for research and education in Egypt
29-03-2022 | 10:25:38
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.
[Kenya] Centre of Excellence for Cancer Research and Training launches at KUTRRH
17-03-2022 | 09:37:17
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 Business Week] Bob Koigi: Financial institutions bank on tech to bolster offerings
18-02-2022 | 14:42:31
East Africa financial institutions are betting on tech to boost their offerings, grow their customers’ portfolio and stay afloat in a competitive market.
Experts address the need for inclusivity and smallholder transformation in Ghana and Nigeria
11-02-2022 | 13:00:00
For the West Africa region, discussion addressed cocoa- and agricultural-related issues in Ghana and Nigeria.
Emerging Markets rankings show African gains in digital readiness
09-02-2022 | 10:08:31
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 releases 3D GeoStreamer seismic data for Mediterranean Sea offshore Egypt
02-02-2022 | 08:53:00
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.
Global Artificial Intelligence in banking market to reach $64.03 billion by 2030, report
01-02-2022 | 14:05:33
Improvement in data collection technology among the banks and financial institutions positively impacts the AI in banking market growth.
GSMA sets out 5G roadmap for Middle East and North Africa
27-01-2022 | 12:00:44
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 receives Grant to develop crop protection solutions for farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa
26-01-2022 | 15:20:29
AgBiome's research is focused on developing biological pest control solutions for the following crops: maize, sorghum, banana and yam.
Tech startups key to Africa’s digital transformation but urgently need investment, report
20-01-2022 | 15:41:00
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 joins the RISE partnership program to develop sustainable data centre technologies
18-01-2022 | 15:24:00
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.
Private securities and crowdfunding surge to continue in 2022, report
06-01-2022 | 14:45:35
According to Pitchbook data, global crowdfunding exploded from $8.61 billion in 2020 to $113.52 billion last year – a 1,021% increase.
South Africa E-commerce industry to reach $7.9 billion by 2027, research
03-01-2022 | 14:57:35
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
23-12-2021 | 10:30:00
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.
What the EU Green deal portends for Kenyan agriculture
18-11-2021 | 11:45:00
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.
Insects point livestock farmers to alternative feeds, jobs
11-11-2021 | 10:45:00
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.
Chromebook and tablet shipments post first decline since the start of the pandemic, IDC
02-11-2021 | 10:07:04
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
07-10-2021 | 08:11:24
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 announces winners of 2021 Community Accelerator Program in Africa
06-10-2021 | 08:45:34
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
28-09-2021 | 11:24:52
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.
Cuba pledges support for Kenya in research and pharmaceutical fields
23-09-2021 | 07:58:04
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.
African genomics startup 54gene closes $25m Series B to advance global drug discovery capabilities
17-09-2021 | 08:15:00
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.
[Nigeria] Dangote Oil Refinery joins NCDMB in supporting research in oil and gas sector
16-09-2021 | 08:47:45
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 commences 2D seismic campaign offshore Mauritania
14-09-2021 | 08:09:49
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 awarded 2021 Africa Food Prize
08-09-2021 | 13:47:00
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 announces contract with CEPI for Lassa Fever study in West Africa
03-09-2021 | 11:44:46
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
01-09-2021 | 06:00:00
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 is recruiting 10,000 young Africans to gather on-ground information
26-08-2021 | 11:42:00
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
27-07-2021 | 08:53:47
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.
USAID announces $30 million for Research and Innovation centers in Central America and Africa
22-07-2021 | 09:23:13
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
09-07-2021 | 08:15:00
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.
Fruit, vegetables and protein remain out of reach for most Africans, report
01-07-2021 | 07:55:09
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.
[Interview] Victoria Epelle, Fondatrice, Market Forward, Nigéria
01-06-2021 | 22:47:00
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.
[Interview] Victoria Epelle, Founder, Market Forward, Nigeria
01-06-2021 | 09:24:00
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 place of gender responsive research in bolstering African agricultural productivity
26-05-2021 | 13:16:00
The platform was launched through Facebook to connect private sector players in agribusiness within the East African community region.
CABI develops emergency response plan for invasive pests in Ghana
26-05-2021 | 09:28:00
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.
Nike, Dangote, MTN, DSTV and GTBank ranked the most admired brands in Africa by Brand Africa
25-05-2021 | 11:16:00
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.
CIMMYT releases 12 new maize lines to boost productivity for smallholder farmers
14-05-2021 | 12:23:37
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.
[Kenya] KALRO receives digitization equipment to modernize crop breeding
13-05-2021 | 09:05:55
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.
Nokia partners with UN Women to promote inclusion and diversity in Africa and Middle East
06-05-2021 | 12:10:00
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.
CIMMYT and John Innes Centre announce strategic collaboration on wheat research
03-05-2021 | 14:09:37
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
20-04-2021 | 15:58:04
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 partner QSIT implements AI solution for Egyptian agriculture sector
16-04-2021 | 12:39:00
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.
Climate change taking a toll on Ethiopian coffee, study
16-04-2021 | 08:49:36
Ethiopia may produce less specialty coffee and more rather bland tasting varieties in the future.
[Interview] Stephan Eyeson, fondateur et PDG, Survey54
09-04-2021 | 11:57:00
L'entrepreneur Britanique-Ghanéen, Stephan Eyeson, est actuellement PDG et fondateur de la société panafricaine de collecte de renseignements sur les consommateurs, Survey54.
[Interview] Stephan Eyeson, Founder & CEO, Survey54
30-03-2021 | 12:06:00
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
25-03-2021 | 07:30:31
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.
Researchers call for gender-friendly crop varieties to aid food security
16-03-2021 | 09:22:16
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.
[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Why Europe wants Africa to end crop protection
12-03-2021 | 16:24:00
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.
IDRC, ACIAR partner to economically empower African women farmers
09-03-2021 | 14:40:00
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.
Researcher explores native grass for improving livestock productivity in DR Congo
09-03-2021 | 12:03:29
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
09-03-2021 | 08:38:00
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 names Adeola Tejumola to lead Middle East and Africa business
02-03-2021 | 16:22:35
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.
Climate smart forage grasses increase milk yields and income of Kenya dairy farmers
26-02-2021 | 07:32:02
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.
Banana breeding project successfully implements modern track and trace system
15-02-2021 | 06:29:29
Tagging products with barcodes for easy price retrieval in supermarkets is now a regular practice that people often take for granted.
[Nigeria] University of Port Harcourt to get $6 million gas Research Center
12-02-2021 | 09:32:30
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.
[Interview] Dr. B.M. Prasanna, Director, CIMMYT
11-02-2021 | 07:36:15
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.
Fellowship seeks to invest in over 630 African agricultural scientists
02-02-2021 | 08:40:22
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 welcomes CSIR and Nedbank among its partners
01-02-2021 | 10:39:36
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 unveils scientific research laboratory in Lagos State, Nigeria
27-01-2021 | 08:11:26
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 completes G&G campaign off Equatorial Guinea
26-01-2021 | 06:54:17
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, Novartis partner to support scientific research into genetic diversity in Africa
19-01-2021 | 07:55:00
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.
CIMMYT unveils three fall armyworm-tolerant maize varieties for Eastern and Southern Africa
23-12-2020 | 07:41:17
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.
Scientists track how Svalbard polar bears are adapting to climate change
21-12-2020 | 12:15:00
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 signs multi-client airborne gravity gradient survey agreement with SNPC in Congo Brazzaville
09-12-2020 | 09:05:26
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 completes 3-D seismic survey data acquisition over entire Etame Marin block offshore Gabon
08-12-2020 | 07:25:41
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 announces investments to open Artificial Intelligence R&D centre in Africa
01-12-2020 | 15:04:37
Webb Fontaine has announced crucial investments into Africa with plans to open an Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Centre in Africa.
New PGS multiclient for Ghana Tano Basin now available
25-11-2020 | 14:10:42
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.
African Academy of Sciences, partners launch Africa’s first online Clinical Trial Community
25-11-2020 | 10:53:00
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 delivers early-out products in Angola’s Namibe Basin
23-11-2020 | 08:24:00
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 expands Angola MegaSurvey in Lower Congo Basin
03-11-2020 | 07:19:00
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 launches clinical research program in Nigeria
29-10-2020 | 07:45:34
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 adds to offshore Nigeria data with new coring project
21-10-2020 | 14:20:16
TGS, provider of multi-client geoscience data for exploration and production companies announced the recommencement of the geochemical coring project offshore Nigeria.
TDI-Brooks completes EBS program offshore Ivory Coast
20-10-2020 | 13:49:33
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 awarded 3D project in West Africa
19-10-2020 | 10:00:00
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] Sonangol to construct scientific research center to boost oil production
08-10-2020 | 09:32:00
Angola national fuel company Sonangol has set its eyes on 2021 to start the construction of a center for scientific research and innovation.
Yidan Prize Foundation announces 2020 Yidan Prize laureates
25-09-2020 | 12:04:00
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 receives Mauritania 3D exploration award from Total
28-08-2020 | 12:18:00
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 secures new XArray 3D project in West Africa
28-08-2020 | 09:32:00
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.
Targeted fertilizer recommendations improve maize productivity in Ethiopia
25-07-2020 | 12:24:00
Soil degradation and nutrient depletion have been serious threats to agricultural productivity and food security in Ethiopia.
[Kenya] ICIPE research confirms nutritional superiority of insect oils
25-07-2020 | 09:55:00
Researchers from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology, icipe, have provided evidence on the nutritional superiority of insects oils.