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Bio-Innovate funds 5 projects from the first Call for concept notes



In response to the First call for Concept Notes on Adapting to Climate Change in Agriculture and the Environment in Eastern Africa, the Bio-Innovate Program received a total of 44 Concept Notes from applicants within the six Bio-Innovate participating countries of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. The Bio-Innovate Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) at its first meeting held on 18-19 August 2010 selected (shortlisted) 15 concept notes to be further developed into 7 full proposals, comprising innovation consortia of related projects.

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BioInnovate receives additional grant from the Swedish International Development Agency for projects targeting climate change adaptation in Eastern Africa



We are pleased to announce that the BioInnovate Program received an additional Fund amounting SEK 10M (1.3USD) for projects targeting climate change from the first call for proposals from Sida in September 2010, up from the initial grant of SEK 80m (USD 10.7m), from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) over the 5 year period (2010-2014).

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Dar es Salaam to benefit from EAC food research grant



Tanzania is among countries which will benefit from a programme that provides grants to scientists working to improve food production and environmental management in eastern Africa region. The five-year (2011-2015) 18trillion/- bio-innovative programme was launched at the headquarters of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) in Nairobi on Wednesday.

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Biosciences is the key to Africa feeding itself



Calestous Juma, director of the Science, Technology and Globalization Project at the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, was film-interviewed at the official launch of a Bio-Innovate Program at the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), in Nairobi on 16 March 2011.

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