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...

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Youth Program Wins Award for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

By Cheruto Valentine The youth program of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) has won the 2019 International Innovation Award for sustainable food and agriculture. The award is in recognition of IITA’s commitment to...

EU Providing Financial Support to African Agribusiness, SMEs

By HENRY OWINO European Union (EU) is in Africa to offer financial support to various small-scales and sustainable investments to Africans. These include agribusinesses, small and medium size entrepreneurs (SMEs) among others. The EU’s External Investment...

Kenya: Livestock Insurance Causes Paradigm Shift in Addressing Drought

By Duncan Mboyah Some 20 million livestock keepers in the Horn of Africa are threatened by increasingly frequent and severe droughts, an official says. Thomas Were, the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) project...

Ethiopian Tycoon Funds Bio-pesticide R&D to Curb Use of Synthetics

By Mekonnen Teshome Sheikh Mohammed Al-Amoudi, the second richest business person in Africa next to Aliko Dangote, is funding the bio-pesticide research conducted on Phytolacca dodecandra L’Herit , a sprawling woody climber plant. Sheikh Mohammed, who...

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