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Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of the world's poor at risk

Current understanding of plant physiology suggests that major cereal crops - particularly rice and wheat - respond to higher CO2 concentrations by synthesising more carbohydrates (starches and sugars) and less protein, and by reducing the quantity of minerals in their grains...

By Kristie Ebi 13 Jun 2018

CSI: One of SA mining's valuable exports

Just doing business - creating jobs, pouring taxes into the fiscus and pulling in foreign earnings - is the primary contribution corporates make to South Africa...

By Paul Pereira 13 Jun 2018

2018 Zayed Sustainability Prize open for entries

The Zayed Sustainability Prize is now open for entries from across Africa...

6 Jun 2018

How children are lured into mining

A new report has revealed how children as young as seven years of age are lured into small-scale mining activities in the country...

By Syriacus Buguzi 11 May 2018

Can meat exports be made humane? Here are three key strategies

What do we need to do to humanely sell meat to the world? Three experts: an agricultural specialist, a veterinarian and a religious scholar, answer...

By Andrew Butt, Andrew Fisher & Shakira Hussein 11 May 2018

GI labelling promotes inclusive food systems, sustainable development

"Geographical indications are an approach to food production and marketing systems that place social, cultural and environmental considerations at the heart of the value chain."

2 May 2018

Building capacity of science journalism in Africa

Funding available to science journalists in Africa to build capacity and produce science stories aimed at local or global markets...

30 Apr 2018

Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGs

Apart from the sound investment case for investing in the global agriculture and food value chain, investments in agriculture address a number of critical SDGs by tackling issues such as extreme poverty, food security and lack of job opportunities...

25 Apr 2018

#WTMA18: 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2018 African Responsible Tourism Awards have been announced, competing in five categories as well as for the much-coveted 'Overall Winner'. Who will take the top spots?

12 Apr 2018

Why Africans must be recognised as partners in fight against global poverty

On the eve of Sport Relief 2018, Liz Warner - the head of the TV fundraiser - announced a new approach to its on-location films. The decision followed accusations of "poverty tourism" and "poverty porn"...

By Robert Burroughs 12 Apr 2018

Africa's great migrations are failing but there is a solution - and you can eat it too

With colonial-era subsidies of the fencing system gone, what's left is a lose-lose system that hinders local farmers, tourism and sustainability...

By Penny van Oosterzee 6 Apr 2018

New scientific publication boosts African research

An open access multi-disciplinary journal to boost the global reach of research from Africa has been launched by the next Einstein Forum...

28 Mar 2018

Bill Gates to visit Nigeria

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is to visit Nigeria...

22 Mar 2018

Fair trade at the core of Bean There's buying philosophy

Bean There Coffee, South Africa's first roaster of certified direct fair trade coffee, was launched on the back of the stock market crash in 2001, a 27,000-kilometre backpacking trip across two continents...

28 Feb 2018

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