Like other global challenges such as climate change, food security has driven the activities and discourses of many different players (national and international public institutions, industries, NGOs, farmers’ organizations, etc.) over the last ten years. In terms of communication, modern technology has unquestionably breakdown the barriers as now the massive use of electronic recording or encoding of patients data into computer has made things easier for nurses or doctors who are trying to access the health patients data.
When trying to answer the question ‘What is the meaning of science and technology?’ we have to view science as the study of the natural world while technology has to be viewed as the study of how to manipulate the natural world in order to suit man.
The 40-pages atlas covers broad areas such as history of space technology in South Africa, South African satellites, application of satellite images, geology, mining, agriculture, woody-cover mapping, water quality, urban planning, urban development, and post-foods analysis.
The mission of the NARF is to facilitate consensus and integrate coordination in the felds of research, development, and technology transfer to agriculture in order to enhance national economic growth, social welfare and environmental sustainability.
In response to the challenge of increasing the region’s scientific and technological capacities, the Organization, through the Inter-American Committee on Science and Technology (COMCYT), contributes to the formulation and implementation of policies and initiatives to promote science, technology and innovation within the framework of the partnership for development.