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...

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...

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...

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 served...

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 on January...

African innovators need access to the best technology. We now have the most inexpensive 3D Printer in the world and if you buy from Africa, We will deliver it personally in February during our African Geeks Gone Global Trip. http://geekheaven.co/gadgets/makibox.html Tags: africa, 3D printing, Technology_Internet ...

Having been in the middle of organizing a number of events, I have quickly learned that the success of the event is not in the number of people who turn up nor is it in the hype generated while the event is going one. I believe that the true test of success of an event is if after the cooling off period has waned and the hype has died down; Do you still remember your...