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Initiative to cut post-harvest grains losses launched

An initiative has been launched to promote the scale-up of innovative technologies for reducing post-harvest losses in Sub-Saharan Africa and help combat malnutrition, food insecurity and poverty.

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Cellphone voice and SMS tech developed to fight Ebola

According to the IBM Africa, which developed the information and communication technology, the innovation provides citizens with convenient channels to voice their concerns.

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Joe DeVries: The Role of Seed in Africa’s Agricultural Revolution

Joe DeVries, Director for the Program for Africa’s Seed Systems (PASS) at the Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), spoke to allAfrica at the sidelines of the Alliance for a Green Revolution Forum in Addis Ababa.

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Women for Expo – Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg (AWARD): Growing Kenyan greens on an American balcony

‘Women scientists in Africa are a tremendous investment, but the return is absolutely spectacular’, says Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg, Director of the African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) program. Speaking to Afronline.org, Ms. Kamau explains the importance of supporting African women scientists… and shows her dedication to Kenyan cuisine on the other side of the world.

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Designing improved cookstoves for Tanzanians

Kagera, Tanzania – Improved cookstove designs reduce the use of firewood in rural communities, countering deforestation, soil erosion and food insecurity. They also ensure cleaner combustion than in traditional open-fire cooking, reducing harmful indoor pollution.

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Malawi finally opens science and tech university

Lilongwe – Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST), located in the southern region’s tea-growing district of Thyolo, opened its doors to the first batch of students last month (31 March), ten years after it was proposed.

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