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Africa’s inventors shackled by bad IP regimes
Secrecy among Kenyan firms may be impeding innovation

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Local software can spur development, says UN report

Developing nations should fight piracy and improve ICT infrastructure to ensure strong local software sectors reach their potential, says ...

08/01/13

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Trust ‘a major challenge’ to agricultural biotechnology

Fears in Africa surrounding agri-biotech, resulting in its underutilisation, can be tackled by building trust and openness, says a ...

29/11/12

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Tree intercropping ‘could save Africa’s soils’

A review of agroforestry for food crops finds the benefits for raising soil quality and food yields to be ...

20/11/12

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Africa ‘needs to do more to boost innovation’

Africa and Europe should work together to make sure that Africa can stimulate innovation, a conference has heard.

31/05/12

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Botswana to develop policy to protect traditional knowledge

Botswana is developing a policy to document and safeguard traditional knowledge.

24/08/11

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Presidential award for Ugandan research stirs up debate

A presidential award for research into using the soapberry plant to kill mosquitoes has stirred up debate over funding ...

29/06/11

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Turning plants into pills in Kenya

Traditional healers are joining forces with plant chemists in Kenya to develop antimalarials isolated from plants, reports Tatum Anderson.

13/12/07