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Indigenous plants support nutrition in Southern Africa

Researchers in Southern Africa turn indigenous plants into food products to tackle micronutrient deficiencies. By Nelson Mandela Ogema Food recipes developed from indigenous plants and adapted to local climates could improve nutrition and alleviate food shortages in rural households in Sub-Saharan Africa, researchers say.The African researchers created products – including jams, juices, syrups, yogurts, and…

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National Commission on Research Science and Technology (Namibia)

The National Commission on Research, Science and Technology (NCRST) in Namibia coordinates, monitors, and promotes research, science, and technology to drive national development and foster innovative thinking across all disciplines.

Mozambique’s FNI at slow pace as Namibia is analyzing the PUCFPFPF agreement

The University of Maputo (Mozambique) in Namibia, UNAM has no finalized the joint project that was carried out bu the Agricultural Research Institute of Mozambique (IIAM) and the University of Namibia, UNAM titled: Processing, Upscaling and Commercialization of Derivative Food Products of Underused Fruits and Plants in Mozambique and Namibia. https://jornalvisaomoz.com/fni-em-mocambique-a-ritmo-lento-enquanto-a-namibia-esta-a-analisar-o-acordo-pucfpfp/

Innovation for Development: SGCI-funded Projects in Africa

The inaugural Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) academic symposium took place on 6 December as part of the ongoing African Science Granting Councils and Partner Meetings in Cape Town. The SGCI has facilitated the funding of over 70 research projects across all scientific fields. Working together with the 17 science granting councils…

Africa’s Funding Councils Meet for Impact

Participating councils of the Science Granting Councils Initiative in Sub-Saharan Africa (SGCI) deliberated on progress, focus and initiatives to advance research and innovation since the SGCI was established. Participating in the SGCI’s Annual Forum held parallel to the World Science Forum (WSF), hosted by South Africa’s Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) in Cape Town,…

Africa’s science-granting councils are failing women

Equality-promoting funding policies “still in their infancy”, review finds Many national bodies disbursing African research funding grants are failing to address gender imbalances in their support, a review paper has found. The paper, published in April in the journal Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, assessed gender policies and practices across 15 African science-granting councils.…

Government urged to support locally produced food products

A woman from Oshiziya village in the Oshana region has called on the government to support entrepreneurs who make food products using underutilised indigenous fruits, vegetables and plants in order to grow their businesses and gain access to formal markets. Maria Ndengu (58) makes jams, sweets, bread spreads and syrups using local crops. https://www.namibian.com.na/6217413/archive-read/Government-urged-to-support-locally-produced-food-products

SGCI and GRC hold the 2021 Annual Meeting of African Science Granting Councils

The SGCI and the Global Research Council (GRC) virtually convened the 2021 Annual Meetings of African Science Granting Councils on 16 – 18 November 2021. The SGCI Annual Forum and Masterclass on the theme Public Engagement in Research and Innovation brought together 172 participants from 30 countries representing a broad range of stakeholders including representatives from…

2021 SGCI Regional Meeting Spotlights the Importance of Research and Development Roadmaps

2021 SGCI Regional Meeting Spotlights the Importance of Research and Development Roadmaps The SGCI held its Virtual Regional Meeting on 29-30 June, 2021 to facilitate cross learning, experience sharing, and networking amongst the Science Granting Councils (SGCs) and with other continental and global STI actors. The meeting discussed pathways for developing research and development (R&D)…