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Biosphere reserves 'vital in fight against poverty'

West African environment ministers have urged the New Partnership for Africa's Development to use biosphere …


Boost for research on West Africa's biodiversity

A US$6-million study of biodiversity in West Africa's 'biosphere reserves' is about to be launched.


Africa 'needs better information about access deals'

Access to scientific journals in Africa suffers from a lack of awareness of programmes that provide free or …


African dust complicates climate predictions

Dust emissions from Africa that reach the Caribbean have been unusually intense because of drought in the Sahel, …


ICRISAT headquarters to remain in India

The International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) is to keep its headquarters in India …


Farmers freed of blame for Sahel drought

New research suggests that warming of the Indian Ocean – not changes in land use – was responsible for persistent …


Science in Africa 'must come down to earth'

Science and technology policies in Africa must stop being 'elitist' and should focus on improving the lives of …


Think-tank and NEPAD to unite on Africa's food security

The New Partnership for Africa's Development is to work together with the US-based International Food Policy …


Climate change damaging African fish stocks

A new study has backed up previous reports that climate change has led to a marked reduction in fish yields in …


Burkina Faso to test GM cotton

Burkina Faso is to become the first country in West Africa to hold field trials on genetically modified crops.


German fund lets African researchers set own targets

Germany's largest private research-funding body is launching a new funding initiative that will ask young African …


Mozambique starts malaria vaccine trial

A clinical trial of the world's most advanced malaria vaccine candidate is to start next week in Mozambique.


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