African policy-makers, scientists and other social actors are duty-bound to use the continent’s biodiversity and arable land to take Africa and her people out of the “trap of grinding and debilitating poverty”, says Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation Dr Blade Nzimande.
He believes there is an urgent need to understand and embrace the importance of the bio-economy for Africa’s socio-economic development and sustainability.
Nzimande was addressing the 5th Bio Africa Convention held at the Durban International Convention Centre under the theme: “Africa Resilient, Life Sciences innovation for achieving Health and food security”.
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