31.10.2014

Family farms for food security

According to the FAO, food security and environmental sustainability depend upon the world’s more than 500 million family farms.

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27.10.2014

Cross-bred crops get fit faster!

According to an article in the journal Nature, genetic engineering lags behind conventional cross-breeding in efforts to create maize varieties with increased drought resistance and nitrogen uptake.

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27.10.2014

Investment in sustainable development

The issue of investment in sustainable development was at the heart of the World Investment Forum (WIF) held in Geneva in mid-October under the auspices of UNCTADU (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development). As part of the Conference, Biovision and the Millennium Institute gave a presentation on several promising strategies.

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13.10.2014

Environmentally friendly ways to fight malaria

To fight malaria in Africa, we need to widen the use of successful, non-polluting methods. Only then can we eliminate permanently the use of the highly poisonous substance DDT. As part of the PAMCA (Pan African Mosquito Control Association) - Conference, Biovision organized a symposium on “Alternatives to DDT in malaria control”. Held on 7 October in Nairobi, it was attended by more than 100 delegates from research, business and donor organizations.

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07.10.2014

Hope for Africas forests

From 30th September to 3rd October, the World Future Council brought together Parliamentarians from several East African countries, as well as key civil society actors and high level experts on forest policies in Nairobi, Kenya, to discuss some of the best solutions in place to halt and reverse the plight of forests in Africa.

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