Scientists have identified genes in local maize varieties that can fight off stemborers by summoning their natural enemies, raising hopes for pest-resistant varieties for African smallholders.
Growing trend towards science research from global South given boost by COVID-19 interruptions.
Protecting wildlife on land and in the sea (SDGs 14 and 15) would have favorable economic consequences, improving several other SDGs.
In Malawi, a project that used football to attract the youth and educate them on HIV/AIDS increased testing for HIV by about 30 per cent within this population.
Luiz Eugenio Mello, who has recently been appointed as the scientific director of one of Brazil’s major research funding agencies shares his vision for this agency and for science.
Scientists fear a new Ebola strain might emerge in the Democratic Republic of Congo if two versions of the disease mix together to form a new, potentially deadlier version.
Climate Smart Agriculture helps to preserve the environment together with food security in Malawi.
In Ghana, a huge amount of electronic waste is imported from the Global North. It is pollution, but it also can be used as a ressource for new devices.
The importance of oceanography is massively underestimated in Africa, according to Rondrotiana Barimalala, the only woman from francophone Africa to be named a 2020 fellow of the Future Leaders-African Independent Research (FLAIR) programme.
As coronavirus emergency requires accurate and reliable information, more media outlets should have journalists trained in science.