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Nigeria’s former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, said he was impressed with the impact the Nigeria Zero Hunger Forum (NZHF) was making especially in promoting healthy competition among states with a view to achieving food security.
A 20-year project that protects and manages remnants of decrepit forests in a corner of the Republic of Benin in West Africa has resulted in a biodiversity-rich secondary forest, preserving its most important inhabitants, the critically endangered, endemic red-bellied monkey, Cercopithecus erythrogaster (Cercopithecidae) [at right] and 52 other endangered plant species of economic importance to Africa.
Des Moines, Iowa – An American university and a leading Africa-based international research institute are bringing their scientists together to step up the science of fighting hunger, poverty, and pollution.
- 0707.September.Thursdayhttp://www.iita.org/event/africa-rising-going-scale-eastern-province-zambia-meeting/Lusaka, ZambiaM9, Lusaka, Zambia
This will be an end-of-project meeting attended by all partners implementing Africa RISING to scale in Eastern Zambia. The objectives of the meeting are as follows:
Share updates on project activities implemented and achievements since inception
Capture/document lessons learned from project implementation
Develop an exit strategy for project activities and partners
- 1111.September.Mondayhttp://www.iita.org/event/hands-basic-molecular-biology-techniques/IITA, Ibadan, Oyo State, NigeriaIITA Entrance Rd, Ibadan, Nigeria
This is a 5-day training workshop that will enable participants acquire the basic molecular techniques required for success in scientific research. Participants will experience hands-on training on genomic DNA extraction, electrophoresis, Polymerase Chain Reaction amplification, and RT-PCR and cDNA synthesis.
- 1111.September.Mondayhttp://www.iita.org/event/africa-rising-esa-project-review-planning-meeting/Zanzibar, TanzaniaZanzibar Town, Tanzania
Project partners implementing Africa RISING activities in Tanzania, Malawi, and Zambia will convene to achieve the following objectives:
Documentation of scalable research outputs for dissemination
Put together an advanced draft of the Africa RISING ESA technology handbook
Review of main scientific achievements of the project
Share report from PCT/SAG meetings held in June and determine follow-up actions
Identify loose ends and how to tie them up
Share progress on scaling partnerships with development partners