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March 4th, 2016 / SciDev.net

thumb.aspxAfrica’s growth requires increased investments to harness biosciences as a tool for sustainable development in agriculture, a meeting has heard. Leading experts in agriculture say that innovative research and capacity building could help Africa respond to development challenges such as food security and climate change. But experts add that the continent is deficient in biosciences specialists, especially those with expertise in genomics. Biosciences is a term that describes several biology-related disciplines such as agriculture, biochemistry, biotechnology, medicine and genomics. Read more