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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The Impact of and Adaptation to Climate Change in Relation to Food Security in Africa

Most science academies (and members of NASAC) in Africa are underresourced and have limited institutional capacity, while their potential role in society is significant, in particular when it comes to offering independent and evidence-based advice to government and promoting science and science education. The public and even scholars are often unfamiliar with the role and..

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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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