How to build research partnerships that benefit farmers

Agricultural research for development spans a broad spectrum of activities — from ‘upstream’ research, generally at universities or advanced research institutes, to much more ‘downstream’ research by plant breeders to put better crops in farmers’ hands. As a result of this spread, activities can become fragmented, with little communication between specialised teams along the research […]

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NCRST Awards Research Grants to the University of Namibia

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) has awarded grants to researchers at the University of Namibia (UNAM) under the Namibia/South Africa Joint Bilateral Collaboration Research Programme. NCRST, as the authority responsible for coordination and development of research, science, technology and innovation in Namibia has given researchers from the University of Namibia grants […]

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Q&A: Science policy lessons from Latin America

Latin American teams have been achieving strong results at the World Cup in Brazil. But science in the region has been performing well too. With Argentina, Brazil and Mexico leading the way over the past decade in regional research and development (R&D), Latin America is currently the second fastest growing region in the world for […]

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Researchers get US$56.1 million to scale up projects

Food security researchers from nine African countries will receive Canadian 60 million Canadian dollars (about US$56.1 million) from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFRSF) to scale up their projects. The researchers gathered in the Kenyan town of Naivasha last week (23-27 June) for the Research to Feed Africa Symposium to review ten research […]

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Seven ways to assist health research in developing nations

A guide released yesterday details seven principles for good practice in strengthening research capacity in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC). The document was put together by a partnership of funding agencies from around the world called ESSENCE on Health Research (Enhancing Support for Strengthening the Effectiveness of National Capacity Efforts). Read more […]

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