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Urban Air Pollution Worsening COVID-19

By Nuru Ahmed Long-term exposure to urban air pollution may have made COVID-19 more deadly, research reveals. "Both long-term and short-term exposure to air pollution has...

Reaching the Grassroots through Cancer Testing, Screening

By Sharon Atieno With October being recognized as breast cancer awareness month, testing and screening campaigns are ongoing throughout the country. In Nairobi, various informal...

Research and Development

Agriculture

Promoting Food Security among the Urban Poor

By Sharon Atieno As today marks the annual World Food Day, the right to food continues to be a pertinent issue with millions grappling with food insecurity and various forms of malnutrition. The urban poor...

Innovation, Technologies, Behavior Change, Solution to Food Loss and Waste

By Sharon Atieno Despite 690 million people being hungry today and three billion not being able to afford a healthy diet, food continues to be lost and wasted. Food loss occurs from farm up to and...

New Farming Technologies Crucial in Transforming African Agriculture

By Sharon Atieno For agriculture in Africa to transform into an engine of economic growth, there is need to invest in and make accessible new faming technologies- from better seeds to machinery to digital, according...

New Arsenals for Fall Armyworm Control

By Sharon Atieno An initiative led by the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) has developed new biopesticides to combat the invasive and highly destructive fall armyworm in Africa. Through the support of development...

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