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Lower risk solutions to fight fall armyworm

This article was originally published in The Conversation.com. Click here to read the original article. Caterpillars of the fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), an invasive...

Better systems needed for FMD control

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New food security research centre aims to transform food policy

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Bananas to help wean Angola off oil

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Aerospace technology could help uplift Africa

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Agritech can turn African savannah into global food basket

The African Development Bank is championing a new regional and global effort to transform the African savannah from a sleeping giant to the cradle...

New training for African veterinarians to combat infectious diseases

Some 180 veterinarians drawn from 14 African countries will benefit from a training programme, In-Service Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (ISAVET), launched by the Food and...
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