Stanford Muyila, a 32-year-old Malawian has been awarded the Young Scientist Award in Japan during the Japan-China-Korea Grassland Conference for successfully creating a low-cost method for increasing the nutritional value of agricultural waste meant to be used as animal feed. Usually, the process of producing animal feed from agricultural wastes requires the residues to undergo… Read More Malawi’s Stanford Muyila Wins Young Scientist Award in Japan for his Agricultural Innovation
Before humans evolved from hunters and nut-pickers to farmers, we have always stored food and drinks for different reasons. Regardless of the varying reasons for storage, we generally want them to be fit for our consumption. Over time, preserving farm produce has always been a challenge to human beings. We live among billions of organisms,… Read More Do You Know When, Why and How Food Spoils?
Beer, wine and spirits are not simply alcoholic beverages they are more: they are prides of nations; they carry the names, cultures and history of families, people and nations to the corners of the earth. This is evident in Vodka from Russia and Poland, Amarula from South Africa, Mount Gay from Barbados, Scotch from Scotland,… Read More The Ignored Socio-economic Values of Palm Wine, Ogogoro & Burukutu
While developing countries are advocating for, diversifying to and investing in Agriculture for food security and job creation, developed countries are moving food production from farms to laboratories. “Laboratory!” Someone in Africa would scream. Yes, laboratory, thanks to food biotechnology, a field African countries haven’t gotten a grip on yet. In short, biotechnology is not… Read More Why Developed Countries Are Moving Food Production Away from Farms to Labs
Kuli-kuli is a popular snack in Nigeria, Benin, northern Cameroon, Ghana and southern Niger. It is primarily made from groundnut: groundnuts are roasted and then milled into a paste. The paste is stripped of oil and made into the desired shape. It is then fried with the oil removed in the process until it hardens. Kuli-kuli is seen as a by-product… Read More How Kuli-kuli Should be Packaged and Branded
Science has helped in shaping the world through breakthroughs that have revolutionized humanity’s existence and provided valuable solutions to multiple challenges. But currently, cassava, one of Africa’s leading root crops — a staple in over 20 African countries that serves as a huge source of livelihood for millions of families — is faced is facing… Read More How Knife-peeling of Cassava Leads to Huge Wastage