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Kenya Certified Guinea Worm-Free

Kenya has no evidence of active Guinea Worm infections an official with the World Health Organization (WHO) official says. Ashok Kumar, the Deputy Team leader...

Kenya Allocates $20m for R&D Institutions

By Duncan Mboyah Kenya has allocated $20 million for the infrastructural development of research institutions, according to Jemimah Onsare, acting chief executive officer of the...

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AfDB Hosts $3m Rockefeller Trust Fund for Agriculture, Youth

The African Development Bank Group has established a US $3-million Rockefeller Trust Fund, a joint effort of the Bank and The Rockefeller Foundation to help spur Africa’s transformation. With this initial endowment, the Trust Fund...

IITA, CIAT Experts Win 2018 Golden Cassava Prize

A Principal Scientist and Cassava Breeder with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Dr Alfred Dixon; and Dr Hernan Ceballos of the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) have won the 2018 Golden...

INFORMATION KEY IN THE UPTAKE OF AGRI-BIOTECH CROPS.

By Koffi Barry Inadequate information has emerged as the main reason behind the slow uptake of agri-biotech crops. Despite the enormous information on the safety of biotech crops, many are still skeptical and have not...

Kenya: Half of Indigenous Vegetables Lost

By Duncan Mboyah Post harvest losses and climate change are threatening the existence of African indigenous leafy vegetables, scientists say. The scientist blames postharvest losses to lack of cold stores for farmers to store their...

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