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Europe-banned insecticide 'threatens Africa's food security'
Europe-banned insecticide 'threatens Africa's food security'Article

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 'ideal dual-purpose crop' for smallholders
Sweet potato 'ideal dual-purpose crop' for smallholdersArticle

Sweet potato could solve nutritional deficiencies and aid food security in poor households...

Munyaradzi Makoni 14 Jun 2019

Farmer irrigating vegetables in Mali ┬ęTingju Zhu/IFPRI
Smallholders' global food production underestimatedArticle

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

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Crickets, birds, weather data combine to guide African farmersArticle

A new weather advisory service, by an award-winning South African tech expert, aims to help drought-hit farmers...

Munyaradzi Makoni 26 Sep 2016

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Water Fund to slake Cape Town's thirst by restoring native bushArticle

Protecting Cape Town's "fynbos" against thirsty invasive plants should improve the city's water supply...

Munyaradzi Makoni 16 Sep 2016

Science Journalism Workshop, Stellenbosch
Science Journalism Workshop, StellenboschArticle

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

Research chairs to back SKA bidArticle

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

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