Knowledge for Development

January/February 2015 K4D Newsletter

Date: 19/01/2015



We are pleased to present the January/February 2015 issue of the CTA and S&T Knowledge for Development (K4D) e-newsletter. In this issue, we feature three new articles. The first article is by Professor Emeritus Hewett, New Zealand, on Is horticultural science in crisis? Secondly, Dr Kariuki, Kenya, discusses What is the future of horticultural science in Africa?’ And, Professor Gurib-Fakim, Mauritius presents a New Agenda for New Times.  The authors confirm that agricultural transformation does not occur in a vacuum and that, while priorities may change, science is fundamental to agriculture-led growth and the development of industries and societies.


You may recall, that at the beginning 2014, we posed the question ‘How will we measure future success of our endeavours in science and innovation?’ We note that progress has been made on the political front in terms of increased commitment for advancing the agenda for science, technology and innovation. But, we still need to demonstrate that increased investments in developing human resources and modernizing infrastructure (universities, laboratories) or funding of research and innovation programmes can yield economic and social benefits in developing countries.

During this year changes are forthcoming for the K4D website and newsletter and we shall keep you posted on these new developments. As always, we welcome and value your feedback and look forward to your continued engagement.

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Judith Ann Francis
Senior Programme Coordinator, Science & Technology Policy



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