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...

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...

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Kenya Scales-Up Measures to Combat Desert Locusts

By HENRY OWINO (Senior Correspondent) The Kenya Government has stepped up efforts to mitigate Desert locusts (Schistocerca gregaria) in the country. The pests which so far have invaded eight counties causing serious...

Kenya Determined to Revitalize Fruits Banned for Export

By HENRY OWINO (Senior Correspondent) Kenya mango production sector especially farmers from Eastern Kenya remains determined to control pests on mangoes and re-open export to European Union markets. To help...

Food Crisis: Immediate Action Needed Against Desert Locusts

By Sharon Atieno The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has called on its Member States and partners to pull resources together to prevent, control and possibly eradicate the...

ICRAF: Kenya Farmers Benefits from Agroforestry Practices

By HENRY OWINO(Senior Correspondent) Scientists from World Agroforestry (ICRAF) have found modest, yet statistically significant, improvements in the livelihoods of farmers involved with an agroforestry-development program in Kenya. "Agroforestry has...

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