Monthly Archives: August 2018

  • Singaporean students win Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2018

    August 29, 2018

    WJA reporter August 29, 2018 Two students from Singapore, Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu, have won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for producing reduced graphene oxide, a material that can be used to purify water, from agricultural waste products. H.R.H. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden presented the prize at an […]

  • Are genetically modified crops the answer to agricultural revolution in African countries?

    August 24, 2018

    Michelle Rotchford Galloway STIAS Media Officer August 24, 2018 There is a need to address the disconnect between donors and farmers, and engage in meaningful dialogue and research to understand the context and consequences of genetically modified (GM) crops on a case-by-case and setting-by-setting basis. “One size definitely does not fit all!” This is the […]

  • Climate change’s imprint on the Nile Basin

    August 22, 2018

    Asmaa Nassar/The Niles Climate change and increasing human activity alongside the River Nile threatens this life-sustaining resource. By 2050, around a billion people will live in the countries through which the Nile and its tributaries flow. That alone will put enormous stress on the water supply. Governments are faced with challenges in food resources in […]

  • ADIR, pour une agro-industrie consciente du climat, du commerce et de la sécurité alimentaire

    August 17, 2018

    PAMACC News Agency L’Action Développement et Intégration Régionale (ADIR) a tenu, ce mardi 7 août, à Bujumbura, sa sixième réunion du Groupe National de Référence du PACT EAC2 (Promoting Agriculture, Climate and Trade Linkages in the East African Community-Phase 2). « Faire un plaidoyer une politique industrielle qui s’adapte aux changements climatiques, qui bénéficie du […]

  • The Blue Nile is Not Blue!

    August 17, 2018

    By Ishraqa Abbas August 17, 2018 When our polite tour guide at the Grand Addis Ababa Hotel told us that our trip to the source of the Blue Nile (the Blue Nile gorge) would be exciting and enjoyable, it never came to my mind it could be that horrible and tiring; and that I would […]