Five questions with HE Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

March 23, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 11 minutes Read Time

This week, as part of our interview series with the shortlisted candidates for Director General of the World Health Organisation, we were fortunate to speak to HE Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopia’s candidate. Dr. Tedros spoke articulately about his desire of achieving universal health care, his experience addressing a chronic shortage of health workers when he… Read More

Five questions with Dr. Robert Mwanga and Dr. Jan Low

March 21, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 11 minutes Read Time

  Following our Spotlight Seminar on the Future of Agriculture of Africa, we were delighted to speak to Dr. Robert Mwanga, one of the event’s speakers, as well Sweet Potato Breeder at the International Potato Center and 2016 winner of the World Food Prize, and Dr. Jan Low, co-winner of the 2016 World Food Prize… Read More

Five questions with Marie Haga

March 14, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 5 minutes Read Time

In the lead up to our Spotlight Seminar on the Future of Agriculture in Africa, we were delighted to speak to one of our speakers, Marie Haga, Executive Director of the Crop Trust. Ms. Haga gave a fascinating overview of the Crop Trust’s activities, as well as the exciting drought–resistant crop varieties that are helping… Read More

10 fascinating facts about African agricultural development

March 8, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 2 minutes Read Time

Given that agriculture accounts for 60% of jobs on the continent, its importance for sustainable development in Africa cannot be overstated. As a result, there’s no better time to learn more about the real impact that agriculture has in Africa, and how science and technology are enhancing the sector. 1) The African continent has immense… Read More

Five scientific and technological innovations enhancing agriculture in Africa

March 2, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 3 minutes Read Time

Agriculture is absolutely fundamental to development on the continent. It employs more than 65% of the continent’s populations and contributes 35% of Africa’s GDP. Yet the continent’s smallholder farmers, who comprise 80% of its agricultural labour forces, face challenges from plant disease to a lack of appropriate financing. There’s no better time to highlight five… Read More