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A good idea is not the same as developing technology: my journey as an N-GAGE agripreneur

In the past months, after the Summer School "Plunge into your own business plan" and coaching in Ghent, I was feeling that I still some way toward making significant progress in terms of developing an actual business.   I understand…

A Next Generation Champion in Sustainable Crop Protection: My IUPAC story

In February 2019, I was invited to  postgraduate training in Ibadan, Nigeria. In the middle of the training, two ladies were discussing about another training opportunity coming up in Benin Republic later in the year so I asked them about…

So much more than just bananas: remediation of pesticide rinsate using activated carbon derived from agricultural wastes

Almost a year ago, I joined the IUPAC Next Generation Program (N-GAGE) contest and submitted an idea about sustainable crop protection entitled “PestiSorb: remediation of pesticide rinsate using activated carbon derived from agricultural wastes”. My idea is to produce activated…

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