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African farmers turn to climate coping strategies

African smallholders are choosing techniques that will help them deal with climate change, according to a survey.

15/10/12

Human activity detrimental to coral reefs, says study

Agriculture, overfishing and urbanisation in the developing world are causing widespread devastation to coral …

24/09/12

Researchers design 'smart' waterpumps for rural Africa

A UK team has developed 'smart' water pumps using mobile phone technology to communicate faults to engineers, to …

11/07/12

Award honours key figure in African science

A new award for outstanding work by African agricultural scientists honours the work of visionary scientist Thomas …

17/02/12

Micronutrient supplementation 'may increase malaria risk'

The WHO recommends supplying iron-deficient children with micronutrients, but a study finds this may increase …

15/12/11

Fertiliser trees prove a hit in southern Africa

Trees that fertilise the surrounding crops have been adopted by 400,000 farmers in southern Africa, boosting yields.

03/11/11

Climate change could spread major coffee pest

Selon certains chercheurs, à mesure que le climat se réchauffe, le scolyte du fruit du …

12/10/11

Kenya fills research gap on emerging diseases

A new laboratory in Kenya could help researchers respond better to emerging infectious disease threats in East …

05/10/11

Worm infection map boosts prospects for other diseases

Mapping the distribution of African eye worm disease may help to eliminate diseases such as river blindness.

03/08/11

'Push–pull' pest control to reach more African farmers

The 'push–pull' system of intercropping to protect crops from insect pests is being promoted to thousands …

26/04/11

Africa lags on epidemic detection

Africa is lagging behind a global improvement in spotting emerging epidemics and warning the public, finds a …

06/01/11

African academics 'slow to use online journals'

Availability of scientific journals in Africa is rising, but academics and students are not keeping up, a report …

09/12/10

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