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What Can a Desert Beetle Tell Us About Water Harvesting?

The trend that sees technologies mimic systems or elements found in nature for the purpose of solving our real-life complex problems will not (and should not) cease. Nature is simply mind-boggling and biomimicry can provide design inspirations and techniques to optimise many daily products, like a self-filling water bottle – with help from the Namib Desert beetle. Read on

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Do Agric, It Pays! African Youth Voices Heard in Digital AU Summit

Did you know that 2014 is the African Union (AU) Year of Agriculture? About 11 years ago, 54 African States committed to invest at least 10 percent of national budgets in agriculture. What’s happening nowadays? Africa still has more than 240 million people suffering from malnutrition and only eight from 54 countries have committed to the 2003 agreed investment. Read on