The most recent success stories from EU-funded Research and Innovation
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To spray or not to spray - and potentially, what with: EU-funded researchers are developing a sophisticated system to facilitate analyses of mosquitoes and their mechanisms of resistance to insecticides, support data sharing and refine decision-making processes. Scientists in Cameroon are helping to advance this bid to boost malaria vector control.
Published: 4 February 2020
An EU-funded project designed and tested new soil and water management innovations to increase food production on African farms hand in hand with local farmers. It shows how involving smallholders in research could increase innovation uptake when there is a proper enabling framework.
Published: 27 May 2019
EU-funded researchers are using mathematical models to improve water management in Africa. Their aim is to balance the water, energy and food needs of communities in a sustainable way while allowing for economic development.
Published: 18 March 2019
Clean water is a human right and a major contributor to sustainable development. But large parts of Africa still have very poor access to it. That needs to change and an EU-backed international consortium is working on clean water technology programmes targeting sub-Saharan Africa. Sustainable, locally-adapted solutions to this complex challenge are the key.
Published: 15 February 2019
As more and more people travel and global warming paves the way for diseases to spread, human health and welfare are no longer the preserve of single countries, regions or even continents. European researchers teamed up with African partners to bridge the gap in biomedical research and biobanking practices between the regions. Its biobank-in-a-box is now ready to be unwrapped.
Published: 22 August 2018
Accessible, affordable healthcare shouldn't just be the domain of city dwellers. The team behind an EU-funded project is training non-physician clinicians in Malawi and Zambia to bring essential surgeries to rural communities in Africa.
Published: 21 November 2016
Africa is a treasure trove for mineral resources, but many go under-exploited. This could change with a pan-African online portal providing geological information on the continent's mineral wealth. Devised by EU-funded researchers, the future portal is now being developed further to help African countries exploit their resources in a sustainable way.
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Published: 19 February 2016