Bonn Conference: Progress in Technical Areas, Much Work Remains

Bonn Conference: Progress in Technical Areas, Much Work Remains TheBonn Climate Change Conference has come to an end after two weeks of intense work to make progress on important technical issues and prepare decisions for adoption at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm el-Sheikh in November. Building on the many mandates that emerged […]
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Kenya: CABI-led Research Prioritizes Invasive Pests Threatening Agriculture

Kenya: CABI-led Research Prioritizes Invasive Pests Threatening Agriculture By Sharon Atieno In the last decade, Kenya has been particularly affected by a series of novel plant pests which have damaged crops including maize lethal necrosis disease (MLND), tomato leaf miner, tuta absoluta, potato cyst nematode, fall armyworm and papaya mealybug among others which resulted in […]
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African Countries Finding Solutions to Hiking Food, Commodity Prices

African Countries Finding Solutions to Hiking Food, Commodity Prices By Mary Hearty The soaring global food and commodity prices have forced many developing countries especially in Africa, which depend on international markets for food imports to leverage on the existing frameworks to cushion their populations against the negative effects posed by this situation such as […]
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Icipe Making Strides in Improving Human, Crop Health

Icipe Making Strides in Improving Human, Crop Health By Gift Briton Being the decade of action, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology(icipe) is significantly contributing towards achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by improving the overall well-being of communities in tropical Africa through addressing the interlinked problems of poverty, poor health, low agricultural productivity and degradation of […]
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Genome Mapping of African Cassava to Accelerate Breeding

Genome Mapping of African Cassava to Accelerate Breeding By Gift Briton Researchers have made a significant breakthrough expected to help advance the breeding of new cassava varieties faster and accurately after they successfully mapped the genome of African cassava, using the TME 204 variety resistant to Cassava Mosaic Disease-2 (CMD2). According to Prof Wilhelm Gruissem, […]
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HIV: Africa Gearing towards Deployment of Vaginal Ring

HIV: Africa Gearing towards Deployment of Vaginal Ring By Sharon Atieno Though sub-Saharan Africa carries the biggest burden of HIV/AIDS in the world, women and girls remain disproportionately affected. Of the 900,000 new infections in the region in 2020, six out of 10 were women and girls, according to the 2021 United Nations AIDS report. […]
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icipe Promoting Biodiversity for Climate Change through Research, Innovation

icipe Promoting Biodiversity for Climate Change through Research, Innovation By Mary Hearty Climate change remains a serious environmental challenge that could undermine the drive for sustainable development. At the moment, its impacts are already being felt on ecosystems and livelihoods through intense droughts, water scarcity, severe fires, rising sea levels, flooding, among others. According to the World […]
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Rwanda: Quand les consultations médicales à distance sauvent des vies humaines

Rwanda: Quand les consultations médicales à distance sauvent des vies humaines Alors que les séquelles de la pandémie du Covid-19 tendent à diminuer, la place de la nouvelle technologie pour révolutionner le secteur médical au Rwanda se dessine. Le gouvernement et les professionnels de la santé en attestent par la diminution considérable des cas du […]
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Rice farming innovations create circular economy

Rice farming innovations create circular economy By: Esther Nakkazi [KAMPALA] Researchers say they are making rice farming in East Africa more sustainable by promoting the adoption of innovations such as recycled crop by-products, improving food security in the region. The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Rice initiative for Climate-Smart Agriculture (R4iCSA), involving 5,000 smallholder farmers in Uganda […]
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Icipe/Bioinnovate Africa Calls for Concept Notes

Icipe/Bioinnovate Africa Calls for Concept Notes The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)/Bioinnovate Africa is calling for concept notes from scientists working at university, research institute, government agency or a firm and resides in any of the Bioinnovate Africa participating countries of Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania. The call is intended […]
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