Scientists are calling on African policymakers to act urgently to control the use of pesticides called neonicotinoids, which threaten the wider ecosystem and food security, and have been banned by the European Union.
Munyaradzi Makoni 25 Nov 2019
Sweet potato could solve nutritional deficiencies and aid food security in poor households...
Munyaradzi Makoni 14 Jun 2019
The proportion of smallholder farms globally may be much larger than previously thought, suggesting that their current contribution to global food production could be underestimated, a crowdsourcing study reveals.
Munyaradzi Makoni 18 Dec 2018
A new weather advisory service, by an award-winning South African tech expert, aims to help drought-hit farmers...
Munyaradzi Makoni 26 Sep 2016
Protecting Cape Town's "fynbos" against thirsty invasive plants should improve the city's water supply...
Munyaradzi Makoni 16 Sep 2016
A workshop, entitled 'Science meets the Media in Stellenbosch: How scientists and journalists can make a difference in the public understanding of science', will cover the relationship between the media and science and how scientists can communicate with the public.
7 Oct 2011
SA's Department of Science and Technology has awarded five universities chairs in astronomy to bolster the country's bid to host the world's most powerful telescope, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and to boost research and science and engineering skills.
Munyaradzi Makoni 30 Dec 2009