Research and Development


Kenyan Farmers Enthusiastic after First GM Cotton Harvest

By Verenardo Meeme Winfred Kasambu, a 50-year-old farmer and a grandmother of two from Kenya’s Eastern region, is cherishing high hopes of prosperity after realizing a bountiful harvest from her first crop of genetically modified...

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...

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