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Farmer preparing bean bags at a market in northern Nigeria. Photo by Jorge Fernández/LightRocket via Getty Images

Climate change means farmers in West Africa need more ways to combat pests

The impact of climate change on the spread of crop pests is established. Biological control methods show some promise but the pace of climate change means scientists are in a race against time.
A factor holding back African research is the lack of strong collaborative networks between African laboratories and institutions. Shutterstock

What it would take to set up an African drug discovery ecosystem

Drug discovery research in Africa receives modest but essential international funding through philanthropic foundations and selected pharmaceutical companies.
Mobile health interventions offer convenience, confidentiality, and privacy. Yaw Niel/Shutterstock

Using cellphones to deliver health services to teens: a sub-Saharan Africa review

Mobile health or mHealth is an appealing way to reach adolescents because it offers opportunities to deliver and monitor health interventions at a much lower cost.
The red mangrove is among the species already selected for genome sequencing. Busara/Shutterstock

Why African scientists are studying the genes of African species, and how they do it

The African BioGenome Project is a pan-African project that seeks to sequence Africa’s endemic and indigenous plants and animals.
Afrigen, a biotechnology company based in Cape Town, South Africa, is developing Africa’s first proprietary COVID-19 vaccine. Kristin Palitza/picture alliance via Getty Images

How trying to copy a COVID vaccine changes the outlook for African countries

With the manufacturing capacity and access to relevant technology, African countries can reduce their dependency on international manufacturers for vaccines.

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