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Agroforestry systems can repair degraded watersheds

NAIROBI, Kenya. (27 March 2014) —-Agroforestry, combined with land and water management practices that increase agricultural productivity, can save watersheds from degradation. A study conducted by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in the Gabayan watershed in eastern Bohol, Philippines, has shown that agroforestry systems create a more sustainably managed watershed that allows people living there […]

African radio astronomy cooperation framework being developed

Ministers, Deputy Ministers and other representatives of South Africa, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia, participating in the First Ministerial Meeting of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) African Partner Countries, on Wednesday agreed that they would work to conclude and sign a Memorandum of Understanding, defining the spirit and scope of their […]

Science and Technology Minister creates new Centres of Excellence

The Department of Science and Technology reported on Tuesday that Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom had authorised the creation of five new Centres of Excellence (CoEs). The purpose of CoEs is to drive joint interdisciplinary research between research institutions and to develop high level skills in “priority research areas”. “The new CoEs will contribute […]

The Ethiopian Approach to Food Security (Blog)

By Khalid Bomba & Dan Glickman Last year, a bipartisan group of 23 members of Congress, hosted by the Aspen Institute, travelled to Ethiopia to get a firsthand view of the progress the country was making in modernizing agricultureand smallholder farming. This was the largest congressional delegation to visit sub-Saharan Africa in decades—maybe ever. This trip […]

International, regional and local bodies create Ethiopian astronomy node

The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has signed an agreement with the Ethiopian Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Addis Ababa University and the Ethiopian Space Science Society (ESSS) to establish the East African regional node of the IAU Office of Astronomy for Development (OAD) in Ethiopia. The agreement was signed in Addis Ababa […]