TOP STORIES IN SCIENCE AFRICA

New Toilet Provides Solution to Persons with Disabilities

By Joseph Maina Persons with disabilities (PWDs) face multiple challenges when trying to access conventional toilet facilities. This is because most of them are designed...

Low Uptake of HIV Self-testing among the Youth

By Sharon Atieno Though Kenya is making tremendous progress in HIV self-testing, the youth, among other target populations, are still left behind. This is partly...

Research and Development

Agriculture

Bungoma County: Youth Venture Provides Farmers with Market Access

By Peter Oliver Ochieng For 10 years now, Fred Masinde has practiced tomato and water melon farming in his farm at Pinnacle area, Kanduyi Constituency in Bungoma County. He rotates the two crops each planting...

Bayer Develops Herbicide for Cassava to Tackle Weeds and Raise Yields

With weeds being a major constraint to increased cassava productivity in African countries, Bayer, a multinational pharmaceutical company, has developed and launched a new crop protection product to help farmers tackle the problem and...

Africa: Key Drivers for Agricultural Transformation Need to be Strengthened

By Vanessa Akoth Innovative technologies, public and private partnerships, product deployment and incentive driven enabling environment are key drivers that should be strengthened to build a sustainable agricultural transformation in Africa’s food systems. These remarks were...

Food Vendors in Kisumu Turn to Sawdust as Fuel to Save Forests

By Koffi Barry (Science Africa Correspondent) Forest cover in Kisumu County stands at less than one percent -0.44%- according to a recent forest mapping making it one of the counties with the lowest forest cover...

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