Report shows rootcrop as potential carotinoid source
Threat to wheat genetic
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Developing-world universities miss out on cassava research
Nagib M. A. Nassar laments that funds for cassava
research are normally directed towards international research centres, wich are not short of
money or provisions, rather than towards those programmes
run by universities in developing countries.
(extracted from SciDevNet : GM Crops - Readers' Comments)
Peter H. Raven to
receive from the President of the United States the National Medal of
Sciences, the highest award for scientific
African tree yields
A wild strain of the bacterium
Escherichia coli, which has recently been isolated form a product of the
African karité tree, could transform toxic
compounds into ones useful to the food and chemical industries, say French
drought-design crop plant.
Science in Africa Magazine)
The rape of the
and the export of African traditional knowledge.
Nature conservation officers frustrated as hands tied with red tape that
should be catching consortiums picking and exporting several tons of African
By Janice Limson
(extracted from Science in Africa
research on genetic resources
(extracted from SciDevNet)
Has passed away in
May 5th this year, Charles M. Rick Jr, a pioneer of plant genetic resources.
of Cassava research bear fruit
(extracted from IDRC Reports)