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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Kenya: Kisumu Farmers Reaping from Climate-smart Farming

Kenya: Kisumu Farmers Reaping from Climate-smart Farming By Evance Odhiambo Withered crops and malnourished livestock paint the picture of how adverse climate change can be as you walk around several villages in Lower Nyakach, Kisumu County. The area receives little rainfall that cannot support productive agricultural activities. Residents here largely depend on rainwater and this […]
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Adoption of Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems Crucial

Adoption of Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems Crucial By Joyce Ojanji To increase productivity and sustain resilience in food systems and nutrition security across Africa, technologies including digital solutions, data management systems, climate smart varieties, hybrid seeds and agricultural mechanization need to be adopted, agricultural experts say. They were speaking during a jointly organized global event […]
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Fall Armyworm: Multi-Channel Extension Approach Yielding Positive Results

Fall Armyworm: Multi-Channel Extension Approach Yielding Positive Results By Elisha Singira A multi-channel extension approach to fall armyworm pests has showed an increase in maize yield of 10 to 34% depending on the information channel. This is according to a research that was conducted by the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and the […]
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Several Strategies to Cushion Africa from Hiking Commodity Prices, Food Shocks

Several Strategies to Cushion Africa from Hiking Commodity Prices, Food Shocks By Joyce Ojanji As the negative impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict continues to be felt on food security in Africa, experts from the region have called for capacity and institutional infrastructural development to minimize these impacts. They were speaking during a virtual meeting hosted by […]
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Africa’s Need for GMO Bigger than Others, Expert Says

Africa’s Need for GMO Bigger than Others, Expert Says By Joseph Opoku Gakpo Africa has a more urgent need than the rest of the world to adopt genetically modified organisms for agricultural improvement, says Prof. Eric Yirenkyi Danquah, founding director of the West Africa Centre for Crop Improvement (WACCI) at the University of Ghana. Challenges […]
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Scientists: Gene Editing Key to Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

Scientists: Gene Editing Key to Sustainable Agriculture in Africa By Joan Conrow Africa must update its regulations to accommodate the gene-edited crops needed to sustainably intensify agriculture to feed the continent’s growing population, a new study says. “Sustainable intensification of agriculture in Africa is essential for accomplishing food and nutritional security and addressing the rising […]
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Kenya: Progress towards Hunger Stalling

By Gift Briton and Thomas Muia Ranked 87th globally, Kenya is among the countries performing poorly in the fight against hunger, according to Global Hunger Index (GHI) report 2021. The report shows that 24.8% of the country’s population are undernourished, child wasting (low weight for their heights) is 4.8 % while stunting (low heights for […]
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UNESCO Discovers the Largest Coral Reef in Tahiti

By Gift Briton           A scientific research mission supported by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has discovered one of the world’s largest coral reefs off the coasts of Tahiti. The rose-shaped coral reef which sits on 65 m depth is approximately 3km long and 60m wide. This is a highly unique discovery because […]
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