AAS Open Research

A peek behind the photograph: tailored approaches to sustainable food production and consumption in Nigeria

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For this final Q&A, we spoke to the AAS Open Research Photography Competition runner up, Oluwatosin Ogunsola from the Federal University of Technology Akure (Nigeria), about his research interests behind the photograph of the use of plastic mulch in achieving sustainable tomato production on a farm in Nigeria, West Africa.

CARTA, a multidisciplinary driving force leading the way on COVID-19

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In this blog post, we look at the impetus and breadth of the work performed by African researchers and institutions supported by the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA). They’ve been a multidisciplinary driving force, leading and covering essential areas from trauma to obstetrics, care of the elderly to children wellness.

Genomics is the key to understanding tuberculosis in Africa

Kidist Bobosha is a Microbiologist and Principal Investigator for the Tuberculosis Genetics Network in Africa (TBGENAfrica) project under the Human Heredity and Health in Africa (H3 Africa) programme. In this blog post, Kidist talks about her research with TBGENAfrica, understanding the impact of tuberculosis pathogenesis and pathology, and getting one step closer to eliminating Tuberculosis (TB), one of the world’s deadliest infectious diseases.

Do male and female farmers adopt different strategies to climate change?

Mavis Akuffobea-Essilfie is a Senior Research Scientist and a CIRCLE Fellow at the Science and Technology Policy Research Institute (CSIR-STEPRI) in Ghana. Mavis used her grant funding to help her local community adapt to the impact of climate change in Ghana and in Africa. In this blog post, she explains the negative impact climate change has on farmers’ livelihoods and its impact on men and women.