SAIS Open Innovation Agriculture Challenge

SAIS Open Innovation Agriculture Challenge: RIIS and their Batswana partners, BITRI and Brynston Creations, have launched the SAIS open innovation agriculture challenge, aiming to enhance future food security for people in the SADC region. The challenge focusses on building an effective supply chain while mitigating the risk of climate change; Human- Animal conflict poses a challenge for farmers, particularly in Botswana; Enabling agri-tech adoption to ensure future successes. Johannesburg, 8 August 2019 – Currently, sixty percent of the … [Read more...]

The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) Set to Address Challenges in the Health, Education, Agriculture and Tourism Sectors Through Open Innovation in the SADC Region

The Research Institute for Innovation and Sustainability (RIIS) Set to Address Challenges in the Health, Education, Agriculture and Tourism Sectors Through Open Innovation in the SADC Region: The open innovation projects fall under the Southern Africa Innovation Support (SAIS) Programme funded by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs (Finland); RIIS partners with the Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI), and Brynston Creations to complete the planned projects; The first two projects tailored for the Agriculture and … [Read more...]

Durban Image: Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2011

A Durban tagged image from Flickr - click on the name of the photographer below the image to see more Durban goodness. Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2011 Image by CGIAR Climate In the picture: Dr Mary Robinson, President of the Mary Robinson Foundation, former president of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. Photo: N. Palmer (CIAT). Please credit appropriately. In connection to the UNFCC COP 17 conference in Durban, South Africa in December 2011, CCAFS and several other partners organized an Agriculture and Rural … [Read more...]

Durban Image: Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2011

A Durban tagged image from Flickr - click on the name of the photographer below the image to see more Durban goodness. Agriculture and Rural Development Day 2011 Image by CGIAR Climate In the picture: Prof. Sir John Beddington, Chair of the Commission on Sustainable Agriculture and Climate Change. Photo: N. Palmer (CIAT). Please credit appropriately. In connection to the UNFCC COP 17 conference in Durban, South Africa in December 2011, CCAFS and several other partners organized an Agriculture and Rural Development Day (ARDD). It was a … [Read more...]