Finding ways to ramp up the ability of rural populations to derive economic benefit from natural resources, and in a sustainable way is viewed as a key driver to bring real change to disenfranchised communities: the story of marula nut oil.
Farmers in Nigeria participating in the biocontrol of aflatoxins using Aflasafe™— a fungus-based biocontrol product developed by IITA— say the quality of their maize grains has significantly improved after the product's application in their fields.
Ibadan, Nigeria - IITA researchers and partners have developed a safe and natural method that could drastically cut aflatoxin contamination in African food crops by as much as 99 per cent.
Engela Duvenhage Fast food meal dissected in new study of globalization and diversity of the human diet A Big Mac and fries may be the quintessential fast food meal, but it can also be viewed as the perfect example of humanity's increasingly globalised diet as it contains over 20 plant species from around the world, according to Stellenbosch University researchers who have conducted a unique study of all the plants that people eat worldwide.
Harvest time: Much is on the line for a genetically modified crop of maize developed by UCT scientists.