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COVID-19 Vaccination in Africa amidst Misinformation and Myths

By HENRY OWINO As the spread of vaccinations against COVID-19 ramps up globally, Africa is not left behind as over ten countries have already received...

Kenya Receives First Batch of COVAX Vaccines

By HENRY OWINO The arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines consignment in Kenya gives citizen and government hopes of combating the deadly coronavirus....

Research and Development

Agriculture

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...

Private Sector Critical in Adoption of Improved Seeds

By Sharon Atieno Though improved seeds have great capabilities including higher yields, disease and pest resistance, climate change adaptation, improved nutrition and longer shelf life among others; the uptake of these seeds among African farmers...

Covid-19: New Farming Practices Flourishing in Nairobi

By Mary Hearty As food scarcity and high prices hit Nairobi County, residents turned to innovative farming techniques to survive. Many are utilizing residential spaces such as balconies, verandah, porch among other open spaces in...

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