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...

AAS, Yale  Partner to Strengthen Research

The continent’s top scientific institution, the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Yale University in the US will on the 16 March 3018, host...

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Mozambique: 15.5m AfDB Grant for Agriculture, Industry and Scholarships

The African Development Bank and Mozambique’s Lúrio University recently launched the UniLúrio Support to Skills Development for Agriculture and Industry Programme in Pemba, and, awarded 68 scholarships of which 39 (57%) were allocated to...

Biopesticides Show Promise against Fall Armyworm

By Geoffrey Kamadi The first ever major study of the potential biological control of fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) has identified biopesticides (naturally occurring substances or organisms that kill pests) that have shown effectiveness against the...

Food Security: Green Grams Changing Lives in Eastern Kenya

By Duncan Mboyah Green grams growing has proved its prowess in changing people’s lives in semi arid Eastern Kenya where it has taken over from maize as both cash and food crop.  In a new effort...

Farmers Need Reliable Information to Cope with Climate Change

By Christabel Arina Agriculture is a major driver of the Kenyan economy, contributing 54 percent to the Gross Domestic product (GDP) and accounting for 65 percent of total export earnings, according to the World Bank. With...

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