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Africa Feed Antioxidants Market - Growth, Trends And Forecasts (2016 - 2021) - Research and Markets - Business Wire (press release)

Tue, 2017-02-28 10:13

Africa Feed Antioxidants Market - Growth, Trends And Forecasts (2016 - 2021) - Research and Markets
Business Wire (press release)
Feed Antioxidants are substances used in animal feeds to increase shelf life of feed by preventing undesirable oxidation in finished feeds, and in the guts of animals. They are known to keep the nutritional and energy value of the feed intact and also ...

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Africa: Agribusiness Giants On Merger Path - AllAfrica.com

Mon, 2017-02-27 20:00

Africa: Agribusiness Giants On Merger Path
AllAfrica.com
Recent years, however, have seen a further escalation of mergers which is accelerating concentration in the industry, of which the merger of Bayer and Monsanto is currently under review by national regulatory agencies in South Africa and other ...

Targeting the Biology of Parasite Behind African Sleeping Sickness - ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Mon, 2017-02-27 16:52

ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Targeting the Biology of Parasite Behind African Sleeping Sickness
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
Listed among the global great neglected diseases, African sleeping sickness and the livestock disease Nagana are caused by the parasite African trypanosomes. The researchers aim to illuminate the basic natural biology of the parasite, which is ...

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Risk of animal TB worries scientists - Daily Nation

Mon, 2017-02-27 16:04

Daily Nation

Risk of animal TB worries scientists
Daily Nation
Although the veterinary scientists say this technology could prove very useful in the agriculture sector, Prof Ian McConnell of the University of Cambridge said he doubted whether the research “will have any application to prevention of TB in cattle ...

The sorghum plant that could tackle blindness | Devex - Devex

Mon, 2017-02-27 13:41

Devex

The sorghum plant that could tackle blindness | Devex
Devex
Up to half a million children around the world are going blind every year due to a lack of Vitamin A in their diets. According to the World Health Organization, ...

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'Ring of fire' eclipse delights Africa, South America - Deccan Chronicle

Mon, 2017-02-27 04:54

Deccan Chronicle

'Ring of fire' eclipse delights Africa, South America
Deccan Chronicle
Stargazers applauded as they were plunged into darkness Sunday when the moon passed in front of the sun in a spectacular "ring of fire" eclipse. Astronomers and enthusiasts in Argentina were among the first to see the so-called annular eclipse as it ...

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Crop-destroying armyworms ravage parts of Africa, could spread to tropical Asia - UN - The Straits Times

Sun, 2017-02-26 15:47

News Ghana

Crop-destroying armyworms ravage parts of Africa, could spread to tropical Asia - UN
The Straits Times
KINSHASA (ROUTERS) - Crop-destroying caterpillars known as armyworms now ravaging South Africa and other parts of the continent, have now spread to the Congo, and could reach tropical Asia before long, the United Nations warns. ... Prasanna Boddupalli ...
FAO to spend millions of dollars in fight against fall armywormThe Herald

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Black rhinos on the brink of extinction - The Hindu

Sat, 2017-02-25 19:08

The Hindu

Black rhinos on the brink of extinction
The Hindu
Two centuries ago, the black rhinoceros – which roamed much of sub Saharan Africa – had 64 different genetic lineages; but today only 20 of these lineages remain, says the paper. The species is now restricted to five countries, South Africa, Namibia ...

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