Enterprise https://scidev.net/global/enterprise/ News about enterprise and global development including information on innovation, digital divide, technology, business, private sector, entrepreneurs and more Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:23:33 GMT en Q&A: How to make agriculture a viable business https://scidev.net/global/farming/opinion/q-a-how-to-make-agriculture-a-viable-business.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/farming/opinion/q-a-how-to-make-agriculture-a-viable-business.html Jennifer Blake on how the African Development Bank plans to help boost agriculture on the continent. Fri, 04 Jan 2019 13:23:33 GMT Missed COP targets to Yemen famine – 2018 in review https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/missed-cop-targets-to-yemen-famine-2018-in-review.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/missed-cop-targets-to-yemen-famine-2018-in-review.html We look back at our leading stories of 2018. Mon, 31 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Conflict diseases to snakebites – 2018 in features https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/feature/conflict-diseases-to-snakebites-2018-in-features.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/feature/conflict-diseases-to-snakebites-2018-in-features.html SciDev.Net looks back at the best features of 2018. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Smallholders’ global food production underestimated https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/smallholders-global-food-production-underestimated-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/smallholders-global-food-production-underestimated-1.html Smallholder farms cultivate 40 per cent of global agricultural area, almost double what was previously estimated. Tue, 18 Dec 2018 11:02:33 GMT Q&A: It takes many people to smash the glass ceiling https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/smash-the-glass-ceiling.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/smash-the-glass-ceiling.html It is becoming easier for women to get to the top in science, but it’s still hard for them to stay there, says geneticist Federica di Palma. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Big data in the balance https://scidev.net/global/data/supported-content/big-data-in-the-balance.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/data/supported-content/big-data-in-the-balance.html Every digital step we take leaves a trace. How to ensure the benefits outweigh the risks? Anita Makri reports from Bellagio. Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT The arduous path to make mHealth work at last https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/the-arduous-path-to-make-mhealth-work-at-last.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/feature/the-arduous-path-to-make-mhealth-work-at-last.html Life-saving mobile apps may be coming of age. Aisling Irwin tracks their lofty promises and messy reality. Mon, 27 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT Watermelon rind a cheap filter for arsenic in groundwater https://scidev.net/global/innovation/news/watermelon-rind-cheaply-filters-arsenic-in-groundwater-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/innovation/news/watermelon-rind-cheaply-filters-arsenic-in-groundwater-1x.html Water filters made of watermelon rind cheaply remove arsenic from groundwater, says study. Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:17:41 GMT African countries fare poorly in innovation ranking https://scidev.net/global/innovation/news/african-countries-fare-poorly-in-innovation-ranking.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/innovation/news/african-countries-fare-poorly-in-innovation-ranking.html The continent is home to eight of the ten worst-performing countries in latest global index. Wed, 15 Aug 2018 09:31:00 GMT Algiers innovation drive faces three-year delay https://scidev.net/global/icts/news/algiers-innovation-drive-faces-three-year-delay.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/icts/news/algiers-innovation-drive-faces-three-year-delay.html Plans to launch ‘smart city’ held back by delays in construction of key facilities. Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:51:00 GMT Asian countries to see net gain from automation https://scidev.net/global/technology/feature/asian-countries-to-see-net-gain-from-automation-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/technology/feature/asian-countries-to-see-net-gain-from-automation-1x.html Despite job losses, AI and robotics is set to benefit Asia’s developing countries. Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 GMT African research in danger due to low prioritisation https://scidev.net/global/enterprise/news/african-research-in-danger-due-to-low-prioritisation-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/enterprise/news/african-research-in-danger-due-to-low-prioritisation-1x.html African nations’ inability to contribute one per cent of GDP to R&D is frustrating researchers, says a meeting. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:55:28 GMT Benefits of paperless trade https://scidev.net/global/trade/news/benefits-of-paperless-trade.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/trade/news/benefits-of-paperless-trade.html By adopting digital, paperless trade the Asia Pacific region can save US$673 billion annually, says UN report. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:10:09 GMT Global water data to be crowdsourced from private sector https://scidev.net/global/water/news/global-water-data-to-be-crowdsourced-from-private-sector.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/news/global-water-data-to-be-crowdsourced-from-private-sector.html Plan to build the world’s first water management database draws heavily from private firms’ resources. Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:40:03 GMT Ethiopian herders get automated weather stations https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/ethiopian-herders-get-automated-weather-stations.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/climate-change/news/ethiopian-herders-get-automated-weather-stations.html Information could help weigh up climate risks if it reaches lowlands residents now using traditional knowledge. Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:54:28 GMT Disability a top priority for new UK development minister https://scidev.net/global/health/news/disability-a-top-priority-for-new-uk-development-minister.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/disability-a-top-priority-for-new-uk-development-minister.html Disability, and technologies behind solutions for disabled people, to be “at the heart” of aid department’s workplan. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Open data creates chances for scientists on tight budgets https://scidev.net/global/data/news/open-data-creates-chances-for-scientists-on-tight-budgets.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/data/news/open-data-creates-chances-for-scientists-on-tight-budgets.html Freely available research online a recipe for scientists to work on own diagnostics and create adaptive treatments. Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:15:00 GMT Africa and Asia lead in proportion of blind adults https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/africa-and-asia-lead-in-proportion-of-blind-adults.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/disease/news/africa-and-asia-lead-in-proportion-of-blind-adults.html A study shows that Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia have more blind people than other regions, and need to act. Thu, 05 Oct 2017 16:12:01 GMT Found: Genetic markers against deadly cassava viruses https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/found-genetic-markers-against-deadly-cassava-viruses-x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/news/found-genetic-markers-against-deadly-cassava-viruses-x.html Scientists identify genetic markers for aiding the creation of cassava varieties resistant to two deadly viruses. Mon, 18 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT Cambodian biodigester finds success, attracts investors https://scidev.net/global/innovation/news/cambodian-biodigester-success-attracts-investors.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/enterprise/enterprise_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/innovation/news/cambodian-biodigester-success-attracts-investors.html A household biodigester that converts livestock manure into cooking gas and fertiliser is attracting investors. Thu, 07 Sep 2017 15:43:00 GMT