S&T could raise Africa’s agricultural productivity

By Paul Boateng For Africa to achieve increased agricultural productivity, there is a need to invest in S&T, writes Paul Boateng. On my way straight from Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to a meeting and stuck in one of the city’s endless car jams, my taxi driver began a conversation about the lack …

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Africa needs IP protection to build knowledge economies

By Paul Boateng [Republished under a Creative Commons license from SciDev.Net.] The next generation of African entrepreneurs and scientists need support to protect their ideas, says Lord Boateng. Despite Africa’s strong economic growth and improving status as a competitive place to do business, the continent has an underwhelming record on creating and protecting intellectual property …

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