Oyster mushrooms
Mushrooming opportunities
17 November 2017
Have you ever wondered why mushrooms are so expensive and seem like an elitist food? Why would a fungus cost more than beef and fish? How nutritious could this delicacy be? Well, wonder no more. All types of edible mushr...
MEL participants
Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning – Key to project success
8 November 2017
The SANBio/BioFISA II project portfolio currently consists of 15 collaborative projects in health and nutrition. The network brought in external experts for a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) visit in Cape Town on 23-27 October 20...
Microbiome. Image credit: Darryl Leja, NHGRI
Microbiomes in our Lives
8 November 2017
All plants and animals, from protists to humans, live in close association with microbial organisms that form microbiotas. A microbiota is an "ecological community of commensal, symbiotic and pathogenic microorganisms fo...
Food Co-creation & Innovation Workshop
Food Co-creation & Innovation Workshop held in Pretoria
12 October 2017
In order to develop products from indigenous resources and create new markets for them, it is important to empower women, farmers and relevant students with information which enables them to start thinking innovatively about food and food products...
Dr Moothien Pillay
Passionate about the underwater world: Dr Kamla Ruby Moothien Pillay
4 October 2017
"We need to protect our oceans as if our lives depend on it - because they do." - Sylvia Earle We would like to introduce Dr Kamla Ruby Moothien Pillay, the Director of Mauritius Oceanography Institute,...
Regional Science Granting Council meeting
Tanzania urged to demonstrate impact of investment in Science and Technology
22 September 2017
African governments have been advised to increase investment in science, technology and innovation (STI) to improve productivity and create jobs to its people. However, to realise impact of STI, good research management...