Research and Development are key to Resilient Food Systems in Africa

By Lulama Ndibongo Traub, Thomas Jayne & Wandile Sihlobo. This article was first published on The Conversation on August 1st 2021 What will it take to build sustainable, resilient food systems in African countries? This was among the questions considered at the 2021 United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit in late July. The summit, the first of

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Why researchers need to work with grain farmers?

By Sally Nyakanyanga. 21 August 2017.  This story originally posted in African Independent.   Maize seed in drought-prone regions of Zimbabwe should by now come with a government health warning: “Planting can seriously damage your well-being”. That’s because although maize delivers like a champion under the right conditions, it’s highly vulnerable to water stress. If

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UZ develops flood prediction system

By Brenda Ziga and Margaret Matibiri, The Herald. August 16, 2016 The University of Zimbabwe has established a satellite-based flood monitoring system to predict the occurrence of floods in the Sadc region to help prevent unnecessary loss of life and property. Officially opening the Monitoring for Environment and Security in Africa (MESA) workshop at the university

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