Energy Saving Jiko Curbs Health Problems, Deforestation, Saves Time, Money

By Henry Owino Poor people especially women and even children, are at the centre of sustainable use of clean energy saving innovations. In Africa, women...

UN Environment: World’s Protected Areas Increase

By Duncan Mboyah, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt (Nov. 19, 2018)....  Up to 15 percent of terrestrial and seven percent of marine areas are now designated as protected...

Research and Development


African Smallholder Rice Farmers still Grappling with Challenges

By Sharon Atieno Reliance on rain-fed farming, use of farmer-saved seeds for subsequent production, lack of machinery to support commercialization of rice production, and low use of fertilizers, are among the challenges...

Call on EU to Suspend, Review Import Restrictions Measures

By Sharon Atieno A group of 33 World Trade Organization (WTO) members, called on the European Union (EU) to suspend and review all processes currently underway for pesticides maximum residue levels...

IGAD: High Food Insecurity, COVID-19 to Worsen the Situation

By Sharon Atieno The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) region still has one of the highest levels of food and nutrition insecurity in the world with one out of five people...

Ethiopia: Transgenic Crop Introduction Sparks Debate

By Mekonnen Teshome Tollera The introduction of transgenic or genetically modified crops in Ethiopia has sparked a heated media debate. The debates ignited due to...

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