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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 …

27/01/04

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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.

23/01/04

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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 …

05/12/03

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African dust complicates climate predictions

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

07/11/03

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ICRISAT headquarters to remain in India

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

06/11/03

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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 …

10/10/03

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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 …

10/10/03

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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 …

25/08/03

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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 …

14/08/03

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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.

01/08/03

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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 …

22/07/03

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Mozambique starts malaria vaccine trial

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

08/07/03

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