Knowledge for Development

Nepad opens new centre for bioresearch


Date: 18/11/2004


The Nation (Nairobi), 22 December 2003. African scientists have identified centres of excellence as the best avenue for spearheading scientific research in the continent. At a NEPAD meeting scientists agreed that cutting-edge science and technology in Africa will enable researchers and farmers to increase productivity and improve the quality of food where conventional methods have failed. The first centre will be established under the NEPAD initiative, with funding from CIDA, the Rockefeller Foundation and other donors.

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