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Initiative to build African science journalism capacity

September 27th, 2017 / SciDev.net, UK

A two-year programme has been launched to build capacity of science journalists and improve science coverage in Africa.
It was launched this month (1 September) with the aim of recognising the important role of science journalism in promoting Africa’s socioeconomic development.
The project is being funded by the African Academy of Sciences …

Q&A: Put farmers at heart of ‘adoption revolution’

October 20th, 2015 / SciDev.net

SciDev.net talks to Pamela Anderson, director of agricultural development for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Her team works to reduce poverty, improve nutrition and strengthen women’s roles in smallholder farming families in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The Foundation aims to put smallholders at centre of decision-making, and invests …