Neonicotinoid Insecticides: Use and Effects in African Agriculture. A Review and Recommendations to policy makers

  This is the latest policymakers’ booklet by NASAC, ASSAf and IAP that examines the implications of neonicotinoid insecticide use for ecosystem services and sustainable agriculture in Africa. Seven years ago, the harmful effects of neonics on honeybees raised the insecticides’ profile and led to an initial partial ban in Europe. The growing body of..

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Changing Disease Patterns in Africa – Recommendations to Policymakers

NASAC, with the endorsement of its members, has developed a science-policy document entitled: Changing Disease Patterns in Africa – Recommendations to Policymakers. The document is a ready source of reference for policymakers seeking an integrated approach in health development. Click on the link below to access the booklet. Changing Disease Patterns in Africa – Recommendations..

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African Food Security at risk from neonicotinoid insecticides

Agriculture  is  critically  important  for  African  societies  and  economies,  but  ensuring  food  security  for Africa’s  growing  population  is  a  major  challenge  due  to  climate  change,  structural  changes  in  land use and management, and intensification of agriculture, including the use of pesticides. Of particular concern is a group of insecticides called ‘neonicotinoids’. These pesticides render all..

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The Grand Challenge of Water Security in Africa-Recommendations to Policymakers

NASAC, with the endorsement of its members, has developed a science-policy document entitled: The Grand Challenge of Water in Africa – Recommendations to Policymakers. The document addresses, in a merit-based manner, the policy issues that need to be addressed by African policymakers in order to achieve the Africa Water Vision 2025. The Grand Challenge of..

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Biotechnology Policymakers booklet – Recommendations to Policymakers

Harnessing Modern Agricultural Biotechnology for Africa’s Economic Development – Recommendations to Policymakers is a science-policy document that has been developed by NASAC with the endorsement of its members. This document focuses on why adoption of Agric-Biotech is important to Africa. Click on the attachment to access the booklet. Harnessing Modern Agricultural Biotechnology for Africa’s Economic..

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Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Africa – Recommendations to Policymakers

Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience in Africa – Recommendations to Policymakers is a science-policy document that has been developed by NASAC with the endorsement of its members. This policymakers’ booklet focuses on why climate change adaptation and resilience is crucial for Africa. Click on the link to access the booklet. Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience –..

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