Africa is the continent most impacted by food insecurity. Millions suffer from inadequate quantity and quality of food every year, with children and women the most affected.

Dr. Festus A. Adejoro,an animal scientist at the University of Pretoria wants to work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists to reduce methane emissions from ruminant animals in Africa.

The University of Pretoria’s (UP) Future Africa institute and campus recently hosted an online panel discussion that featured a group of prominent women who are well known throughout Africa for their achievements in fields such as medicine, chemistry, academia, and development economics.

Women's role in the transformation of  Africa

In celebration of Women’s Month 2020, Future Africa is bringing together a panel of leading women from different parts of Africa in academia, governance, and political participation to discuss the topic Women's role in the transformation of Africa.
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Researchers all over the world are hard at work developing a vaccine for COVID-19. So, what if researchers could deliver life-saving vaccines transdermally; that is, without using needles?

The University of Pretoria (UP) has partnered with the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to conceptualise and implement initiatives that will address challenges faced by young people in South Africa.

Participants from around the world joined a University of Pretoria (UP)-hosted webinar titled “Future Africa Post-COVID-19” on Friday.

Marking International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) on 22 May 2020, themed "Our solutions are in nature" we are all challenged to promote solutions found in our natural ecosystem that will preserve and sustain our biodiversity. Africa Science Leadership Programme (ASLP) cohort 5 fellow, Dr. NZWEUNDJI Justine Germo, a plant biotechnologist by training, writes for us on the importance of preserving our biodiversity and building a future of life in harmony with nature.

As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, patients of chronic diseases like cancer have come under the spotlight as they are at higher risk of severe illness if infected by the virus. 

While basic research into potential therapeutics has certainly bloomed in Africa recently, most of the actual drug development process still happens outside of Africa’s borders, including clinical trials on humans.