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...

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


10.7 Million People Facing Famine; Action Needed

By Sharon Atieno With forecasts produced by the IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC) showing that below-average rainfall will likely continue throughout April and May, the Food Security and Nutrition Working Group urges immediate...

New Tool for Measuring Crop Improvement Impact

By Gabriel-Eddie Njoroge A new interactive tool has been made available that can help identify where and for which staple crops biofortification, a process by which the nutritional quality of food crops is improved, can...

Parasitic Wasp Devastates Fall Armyworm

A group of scientists have confirmed the first report of a parasitic wasp, telenomus remus in Africa which could prove an important biological weapon in the fight against the devastating fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda)...

Efficient Livestock Production Crucial to Food Security

By Alfred Nyakinda Boosting livestock productivity in low income countries can improve food security and farm incomes while limiting greenhouse gas emissions and agricultural water usage according to a study by the International Livestock Research...

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