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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African Bank to invest $120 million in cassava production in Africa

By MARY HEARTY The African Development Bank (AfDB) recently pledged to invest $120 million in cassava to boost its productivity and transformation and other commodities in Africa in the next 2-3 years. Apart from cassava, other...

AfDB Issues 10 year “Feed Africa” Bond

African Development Bank issued its second “Feed Africa” bond for CAD 60 million, sold to Japan Post Insurance Co., Ltd., the sole investor in the transaction, with Citigroup Global Markets Limited acting as the...

Benin Hosts World Cassava Conference

The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21 century (GCP21) held the recent world conference on cassava in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, 11-15 June 2018. The conference was the fourth in a series coming after...

Collaboration Needed to Control Cassava Mosaic Disease

Cassava Mosaic Disease has mostly neem widespread in Africa. But now the Global Cassava Partnerships for the 21st Century (GCP21) has called for urgent regional approach to halt the spread of CMD that is threatening...

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