Kenya: Kisumu County Signs US$ 250Mn to Increase Food Production

Kenya: Kisumu County Signs US$ 250Mn to Increase Food Production By Gift Briton Kisumu County Governor Prof. Anyang’ Nyong’o has signed a partnership project worth Kshs. 30 billion (about US$ 250 million) with the United Kingdom investment group- United Green, to boost food and agricultural productivity in the lake region. Prof. Nyong’o signed the agreement on behalf […]
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Africa Making Progress in School-Feeding, More Action Needed

Africa Making Progress in School-Feeding, More Action Needed By Sharon Atieno In 2016, the African Union (AU) Heads of States and Governments identified home-grown school-feeding (HGSF) as a valuable opportunity to advance education, boost local economies and smallholder agriculture, advance the standard development goals as well as the Malabo Declaration (improving nutrition status and in […]
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Experts Call for Embracing Biotechnology to Increase Food Security in Africa

Experts Call for Embracing Biotechnology to Increase Food Security in Africa By Joyce Ojanji In line with the food security crisis being faced by many African countries, experts have called for establishment of actionable interventions, measures, and policies in biotechnology to address and improve the state of food nutrition and security in the continent. According to a recent […]
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Kenya: Kisumu Youth Awarded in AGRA Competition

Kenya: Kisumu Youth Awarded in AGRA Competition By Gift Briton As part of plan to popularize agricultural mechanization services in Kenya, a Kisumu-based youth group, has been awarded a brand new John Deere 5050D tractor after emerging the winner in a competition organized by Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in collaboration with […]
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Dry Conditions Expected in Most Parts of Kenya

Dry Conditions Expected in Most Parts of Kenya By Joyce Ojanji Most parts of Kenya are likely to be sunny and dry with rainfall expected over some parts of the Highlands West of the Rift Valley, the Lake Victoria Basin, the central Rift Valley and the Highlands East of the Rift Valley, Kenya Meteorological Department […]
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Kenya: Women Groups Venturing into Alternative Livelihoods to Conserve Kakamega Forest

Kenya: Women Groups Venturing into Alternative Livelihoods to Conserve Kakamega Forest By Treezer Michelle Atieno  Even though Kakamega forest has extensive variety of birds, reptiles and insects that make the biodiversity hub unique, large mammals are now rare. The forest, a tropical rainforest situated in the Kakamega and Nandi County of Kenya, northwest of the […]
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Why Africa Should Invest in Insect-Composted Organic Fertilizer

Why Africa Should Invest in Insect-Composted Organic Fertilizer By Mary Hearty Africa is currently facing rapid population growth that contributes increased demand for food.  As a result, the continent is forced to import close to US$ 35 million of food crops and this is expected to grow to approximately US$ 210 million by 2025 if […]
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Nairobi Hosts AU High Level Meeting on Emerging Technologies

Nairobi Hosts AU High Level Meeting on Emerging Technologies By Sharon Atieno With at least 57 million people highly food insecure in East and Central Africa alone, food security remains a critical challenge in the African continent. It is for this reason, that the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD convened for a three-day high level […]
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AUD 3 Million to Upscale Insect-based Farming in East Africa

AUD 3 Million to Upscale Insect-based Farming in East Africa By Gift Briton The Australian government through PROTEINAFRICA, a collaboration project between the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research(ACIAR) and International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology(icipe), has committed AUD 3million to develop and facilitate the adoption of insect-based farming business in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. […]
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Collaboration, Technology Crucial For Improving Food Security In Africa

Collaboration, Technology Crucial For Improving Food Security In Africa By Joyce Ojanji and Sharon Atieno The food security situation in Africa remains alarming with about 282 million people being undernourished and hungry, this is despite 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land being found on the continent. Prof. Karim Maredia, Professor College of Agriculture and […]
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