Daily Archives: February 24, 2017

Food insecurity and poverty pose major challenge to goal of ending hunger by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa

Food insecurity and poverty pose major challenge to goal of ending hunger by 2030 in sub-Saharan Africa

A farmer taking cuttings from cassava plants. The FAO report stresses the need to increase production and productivity of staple food crops. 24 February 2017, Freetown –  Some 153 million…

FG Packages Bailout for Nigeria’s Poultry Farmers

FG Packages Bailout for Nigeria’s Poultry Farmers

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, is leading an urgent effort by the Federal Government to bailout poultry farmers now confronting various challenges. The poultry industry has had to contend with…

More virus infection, please

Scientists have generated a new plasmid-based reverse genetics system for rotaviruses. Source link…

A Deep Seas research voyage blog: Aboard the EAF-Nansen

A Deep Seas research voyage blog: Aboard the EAF-Nansen

January 2015 – Marine research vessel R/V Dr. Fridtjof Nansen (EAF-Nansen project) embarked on a month-long cruise departing from Cape Town, South Africa, to conduct scientific research…

Nigeria hunger crisis deepens, spills over into Lake Chad Basin

Nigeria hunger crisis deepens, spills over into Lake Chad Basin

Men work on a farm in a village on the outskirt of Zaria in Nigeria’s northern state of Kaduna. The country’s worst hit states of Yobe…

Ball-rolling bees reveal complex learning

Bumblebees can be trained to score goals using a mini-ball, revealing unprecedented learning abilities. Source link…

SARS and MERS: What’s Next?

It may be difficult to remember now, but when SARS was first recognized in February 2003, people were scared. This heretofore unknown disease was killing people—nearly 10 percent of…