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Unearthing a solution to cassava root rot

During the past decade, Cassava mosaic disease (CMD) has been the focus of extensive collaborative research to understand the nature of the disease and to develop resistant varieties of cassava. However, another disease...

Phoning for fingerlings?

You wait your turn to use the phone. You dial. You wait. Silence. The connection breaks. You try again. In some countries it can be a very frustrating business trying to place an order by telephone. For fish farmers in...

Consensus building in the Caribbean

Sun, sea and sand may be the attraction for 20 million tourists visiting the Caribbean each year but can this growing industry be sustainable? More tourism means greater income for many in the islands but...

Filipino remedy

Step inside a clinic anywhere in the Philippines and the chances are that many of the patients seek treatment for similar complaints. Chest infections, coughs and other respiratory problems are amongst...

Lake Victoria islanders - out of the frying pan?

The people who live on Bugala have traditionally earned their livelihood from the waters that surround their island in Lake Victoria in East Africa. But the waters have become so...

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