EDITORIAL

Science Meets Farming in Africa

Science  09 Dec 2011:
Vol. 334, Issue 6061, pp. 1323
DOI: 10.1126/science.1217148

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Summary

The role of science, technology, and engineering in solving Africa's most challenging economic problems—from telecommunications to agriculture to infectious diseases—is no longer in question. However, some leading international organizations undermine the role of innovation in development. The time has come for the scientific community to advance a new generation of international organizations that expressly promote scientific cooperation—agencies that can help foster technological cooperation for Africa's economic transformation.