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This is the first report of a phytoplasma affecting cassava in Côte d'Ivoire. The findings suggest that cassava may be a potential alternative host for the Côte d'Ivoire lethal yellowing (CILY) phytoplasma, which poses a serious threat for the food security of smallholder coconut and cassava...

Social and political identity in pre-colonial Rwanda was organized through family, lineages, clans and other complex factors that indicated social and political belonging. It was a well-organized society with features that resembled those of the modern state. In order to understand the origin...

As countries urbanize and economies modernize, greater numbers of Africans are adopting lifestyle changes that drive the increasing prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). By 2030, the World Health Organization (WHO) projects that NCDs such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease will be the most common cause of death in Africa.
Evidence from the IDRC-supported project Neglected issues relating to African health systems: An incentive for reform has identified local innovations and reforms as factors that are important in strengthening overall health systems in Niger.
Africa is the most “youthful” continent in the world — more than two-thirds of the population are under the age of 35. With the youth population on the rise and the persistent unemployment crisis, there is a clear need to place youth at the centre of public policy discussions and development priorities.
Recent Ottawa screenings of the award-winning film Little Gandhi: The lost truth of the Syrian uprising, were warmly received by parliamentarians and the public alike.
Long considered pests, insects are now on the menu for farmed fish and poultry in Kenya and Uganda, where scientists are looking for cheaper, healthier ways to boost animal growth and develop the local economy.

La réalité des changements climatiques à l'échelle mondiale exige des approches scientifiques novatrices qui reflètent la portée des changements susceptibles de se produire et des nouvelles formes de connaissances nécessaires pour influencer positivement les politiques afin de soutenir les...

Big data for development (BD4D) requires greater attention to representivity, validation, and the minimization of harm, not only in terms of privacy, but also marginalization - as when large swaths of populations are excluded from analysis because their data are not analyzable. This paper begins...

This paper explores how various dimensions of social capital have evolved and been influenced by institutional dynamics in Saint Lucia's domestic agri-food system. Economic and political power was concentrated in the hands of the minority 'White planter class' formal governance systems pre-1950...