PEI Scholar, Tawseef Latona, goes to the University of Cape Town

March 20, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 0 minutes Less than a minute Read Time

The PEI is thrilled to announce that one of the winners of the HE Ameenah Gurib-Fakim PhD Scholarship Programme, Tawseef Latona, is at the University of Cape Town where he will pursue a PhD in Chemical Engineering.

PEI Spotlight Seminar: The Future of Agriculture in Africa

March 16, 2017 | Estimated reading time: 8 minutes Read Time

Agriculture is fundamental to development on the continent. It employs more than 65% of the continent’s populations and contributes 32% of Africa’s GDP. Yet the continent’s smallholder farmers, who comprise 80% of its agricultural labour forces, continue to face challenges from plant disease, unproductive soil, pests and droughts to gender disparities, unreliable markets, poor pricing… Read More