The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) did not pronounce itself on the safety of genetically modified (GM) maize 98140 after the applicant failed to supply sufficient data on the plant’s characteristics, such as its composition and appearance.
East African livestock herders are using mobile phones to send early warnings of drought, part of a new effort to avert disasters like the one two years ago that required a massive EU humanitarian response.
The 'Graphene’ and ‘human brain' initiatives are the winners of an EU €2bn competition for future and emerging technologies (FET), the European commission announced on April 15.
Watch the interview with Christian Borgermeister, Director General of ICIPE - a pan-African research organisation focused on tropical insect science – to find out more about the way the two technologies that they have developed with support from the EU could dramatically improve the livelihoods of resource-poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as the standard of living of East-Africa pastoralists.
Nanomaterials in food packaging are "safe and convenient" for consumers, a study commissioned by PlasticsEurope on the potential risks of nanotechnologies in the food chain shows.
A conservation agricultural approach known as 'Push-Pull' technology that exploits natural insect-plant and insect-insect relationships can be used to control pests as stemborers and striga weed in maize fields, and thus dramatically improve livelihoods of resource poor farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.
You want to know more about the fish you are eating or going to buy? Is it maybe an endangered species? A new free mobile application - AppliFish offers basic information of over 550 marine species, helping consumers choose fish that is not endangered.
GM crops are grown by more than 17 million farmers around the world, the majority of them smallholder farmers in developing countries: GMs are cultivated in 20 developing countries and 8 industrial countries worldwide.
In the context of the collaboration between Africa and the EU on the implementation of satellite navigation technologies that could make a major impact on economic development, the GSA (the European GNSS Agency) has launched the project ‘Awareness in Africa’ (AiA) with the aim of organising workshops to bring together relevant stakeholders from public institutions and the private sector and highlight the benefits of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) in African countries.
The Second Call for Proposals of the second ACP-EU Energy Facility has been launched on 4th of March, and is opened until 3rd of June 2013. The aim is to provide grants for investments for provision of modern energy services for the rural poor through rural electrification. The focus shall be the local impact of the action and on utilizing renewable sources of energy. The total budget is of 55 million EUR.