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Africa urged to Prioritize Water, Agricultural Adaptations to Mitigate Climate Change...

By Mary Hearty Though Africa is the least contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, the continent needs to upgrade its climate change mitigation and adaptation measures...

Sunlight Linked with Lower COVID-19 Deaths

Sunnier areas are associated with fewer deaths from Covid-19, an observational study suggests. Increased exposure to the sun’s rays — specifically UVA — could act...

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Eastern Africa: Control, Monitoring Key in Combating Locust Invasion

Click here to watch the press Briefing by Mehari Tesfayohannes, Chief information and forecasting officer, Desert Locust Control Organization for Eastern Africa (DLCO-EA)

Regional Cooperation, Conducive Policy, Regulatory Environment- Solution to Desert Locust Menace

By Yvonne Akinyi With desert locusts’ invasion threatening food security, African governments and other players have been urged to create conducive policy and regulatory environment to enable access to products, tools and equipment needed to...

Study: GM Crops could Support Food Security in Africa

By Joseph Maina Genetically modified (GM) maize has produced higher yields than conventional hybrid varieties in South Africa, highlighting the technology’s potential to support food security in the face of climate challenges, a new study...

Kenya Equipped to Combat Desert Locust Menace

By Tabitha Oeri Kenya Government is working around the clock to contain desert locusts that have invaded most parts of the country. Currently 15 counties have been invaded by the locusts especially those bordering Ethiopia...

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