African ingenuity watch: drought tolerant crops, science fiction, entrepreneurs, and oysters

Posted by Sappho on August 5th, 2010 filed in African Ingenuity Blogwatch


Uganda: Drought Tolerant Maize Trials Approved.

… Uganda is among five countries that are participating in the five-year Wema project aimed at developing maize varieties that can withstand the semi-arid conditions that characterise the greatest part of Africa. Others are Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa. It is a public-private partnership project led by the national agricultural research systems in the respective countries. Other institutions involved include the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre and Monsanto.

The Nairobi-based non-profit organisation, the African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is coordinating the project while National Agricultural Research Organisation is leading the implementation of Wema activities in Uganda….

East Africa Private Sector Gets U.S.$1.8 Million Boost from the African Capacity Building Foundation.

SAPPI, South Africa’s most global company and the world’s biggest producer of glossy paper, is back in the black.

Nnedi Okorafor’s fantastic journey into Sci-Fi.

Innovation Clusters and Systems in Africa.

Achieving an Indigenous Green Revolution.

Media Moment: Newspapers Circulating in Africa.

Medical Investments in East Africa.

Kenya Airways in ‘Year of Peace’ Campaign with AU.

African Entrepreneurs You Should Know.

TRY Women’s Oyster Harvesting Association.


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