Saturday, August 09, 2014

This is great to see!

The Economist reports that there is
a blossoming of scientific research in Africa. Health care and agriculture are the priorities. Across the continent, programmes are under way to develop seed varieties to withstand Africa’s changing weather. In Uganda, where bananas are a staple, scientists are using genetic modification to boost disease resistance. New strains of cotton and rice are being developed, too.
Health and agriculture seem to be the first priorities for sub-Saharan Africa. Perhaps North Africa might focus more on the industrial research and development. 

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