Institutional, Policy Challenges Hinder Growth of Integrated Pest Management

Institutional, Policy Challenges Hinder Growth of Integrated Pest Management By Sharon Atieno Though integrated pest management (IPM) is essential in achieving food sustainability in Africa, the uptake is still low. In a paper published in the journal Current Opinion in Insect Science,researchers note agricultural policy in Africa generally prioritises production and productivity above environmental sustainability, […]
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East Africa: Rain Failure to Leave 26Mn People Food Insecure

East Africa: Rain Failure to Leave 26Mn People Food Insecure By Gift Briton Extreme food insecurity caused by drought resulting from persistent depressed rains is expected to affect up to 26 million people across the Eastern Horn of Africa by February 2023, should the October to December rains fail, Food Security and Nutrition Working Group(FSNWG) […]
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Substance in Cabbage-like Vegetables Linked to Reduction of AMR

Substance in Cabbage-like Vegetables Linked to Reduction of AMR By Winniecynthia Awuor With antimicrobial resistance (AMR) posing a global health threat, a new study has shown that a substance found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables called 3,3’-diindolylmethane(DIM) can reduce resistance to certain antibiotics. Though DIM is already being used in high doses in the […]
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Pest Management :Reduce Maximum Concentration of Pesticide Residues, Study Says

Pest Management :Reduce Maximum Concentration of Pesticide Residues, Study Says By Mary Hearty Integrated pest management approach needs to focus on using interventions that lower maximum concentration of pesticide residues, especially by applying them according to label directions and the appropriate withdrawal period. This is according to a new study, by lead author Dr Tertia Grové of […]
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Eastern Africa: 50 Million Plus Food Insecure

Eastern Africa: 50 Million Plus Food Insecure By Willy Ngumbi Over 50 million people are expected to face high acute food insecurity levels in 2022 across Eastern Africa according to the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Regional Focus On Food Crisis. According to the Integrated Food Security Classification(IPC) phases, food insecurity levels are expected to be […]
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Africa urged to Collaborate in Fast-tracking Food System Transformation

Africa urged to Collaborate in Fast-tracking Food System Transformation By Joyce Ojanji African leaders should join forces in addressing the triple threat problem that has worsened the food security situation in the continent. This is according to Former Ethiopia Prime Minister, and board chair of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Hailemariam Dessalegn speaking during the […]
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Kenya Receives €63 Mn Loan to Increase Cereals, Oil seed Production

Kenya Receives €63 Mn Loan to Increase Cereals, Oil seed Production By Joyce Ojanji The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a €63 million loan to Kenya to significantly boost cereals and oil seeds production by over 1.5 million metric tonnes over the next two years. Kenya and other East Africa countries […]
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828 Million People Hungry, Repurposing Public Support to Food, Agriculture Crucial

828 Million People Hungry, Repurposing Public Support to Food, Agriculture Crucial By Sharon Atieno With 828 million people being affected by hunger, the world is not on track to achieve sustainable development goal (SDG) two- zero hunger- by 2030. This is according to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022 report which […]
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AATF: Accelerating Farmers’ Access to Innovative Technologies

AATF: Accelerating Farmers’ Access to Innovative Technologies By Gift Briton With over 200 million people suffering from chronic undernourishment in Africa, adoption of new approaches in agriculture could be a key factor in achieving a prosperous and food secure Africa. The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) annual report notes that the agricultural sector is the […]
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