Daily Archives: November 16, 2017
A ‘crazy idea’ has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, potentially boosting the income for 1 million farming families, and therefore winning the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security
Digital innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa is being driven by the explosion in mobile phone usage, enabling African consumers to leapfrog existing business models and technologies
NJ Ayuk and João Gaspar Marques
A four-day workshop on protecting the tax base of developing countries ended in Addis Ababa on Friday with participants being urged to use the new skills and knowledge they gained through the Italian government-sponsored program in implementing more effective and efficient tax systems that will ensure more resources are harvested for Africa’s development.
Real-time monitoring of airborne pathogen spores for M2M disease forecasting
South Africa’s economy is not faring well. The country’s GDP declined 0.3% in the fourth quarter of 2016 and 0.7% in the first quarter of 2017. Second-quarter data for 2017 shows year-on-year GDP growth was 1.1%, and for the six months growth has remained at 1.1%.
There is no doubting that we live in an age of global interconnectedness. While this trend started nearly 30-years ago and has brought more than a billion people out of extreme poverty it has only been in the last decade or so that the wave of modernity has swept Africa.