Ethiopia Hosts Meeting to Enable Food Security using Satellite Imagery

Ethiopia Hosts Meeting to Enable Food Security using Satellite Imagery By Mekonnen Teshome The Association for Strengthening Agricultural Research in Eastern and Central Africa (ASARECA) is holding a three-day kick-off meeting in Ethiopia to launch Digital Earth-Africa (DE-Africa) project on Information for Agriculture and Food Security. The project advocates for use of satellite imagery in […]
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Kenya: Irrigation Project Improving Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Rangwe 

Kenya: Irrigation Project Improving Livelihoods of Smallholder Farmers in Rangwe By Sharon Atieno Moses Osodo, a smallholder farmer in Kochia, Rangwe sub-county, used to grow maize and finger millet mainly for consumption. Like other farmers in the area, he used to depend solely on rain. Things changed for him, with the coming of the Oluch […]
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Investigation Raises Concerns Over Plastic Waste Accumulation on the Shores of Africa’s Rift Valley Lakes

Investigation Raises Concerns Over Plastic Waste Accumulation on the Shores of Africa’s Rift Valley Lakes By Water Journalist Africa An investigation into the concentration of microplastics in some Africa Rift Valley lakes has found no traces of microplastics there. However, the plastic wastes are visible on the major landing sites, raising fears over the whereabouts […]
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Uganda: New Farming Techniques Helping Farmers Produce Seed Rice 

Uganda: New Farming Techniques Helping Farmers Produce Seed Rice By Maina Waruru Before 2019, David Obwona was just another farmer practicing subsistence agriculture in Katukatib village, Amoro district of Northern Uganda, where like everyone else he grew maize, millet, soya, cassava, sunflower and rice producing just enough to feed his family, a little surplus for […]
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FINDING A LASTING SOLUTION TO HUNGER IN KARAMOJA THROUGH IMPROVED SEED VARIETIES

FINDING A LASTING SOLUTION TO HUNGER IN KARAMOJA THROUGH IMPROVED SEED VARIETIES By Hasifah Namuli Following a long dry spell in the Karamoja sub-region, the government of Uganda moved to take serious action thereby earmarking Ushs. 135 billion to avert the hunger crisis in the region. The intervention was announced by the Prime Minister Robinah […]
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Illegalities Still a Challenge in Kenyan Beaches Bordering Lake Victoria

Illegalities Still a Challenge in Kenyan Beaches Bordering Lake Victoria By Sharon Atieno and Mary Mwendwa It is late afternoon in Kenya’s Siaya County. The weather is sunny and the atmosphere is humid. Despite this, there is a beehive of activities happening along Usenge beach in Bondo sub-County. Few boats are resting on the beach […]
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Climate Pledges could Compromise Food Production, Nature Protection

Climate Pledges could Compromise Food Production, Nature Protection By Joyce Ojanji Countries’ intention to use 633 million hectares of the total land area for carbon capture tactics like tree planting, would eat up land desperately needed for food production and nature protection. This is according to a new study, released by Melbourne Climate Futures, the […]
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Global Commission to Tackle Discrimination in Health Launched

Global Commission to Tackle Discrimination in Health Launched By Sharon Atieno To promote anti-racist strategies and actions that will reduce barriers to health and well-being facing communities on the basis of race, ethnicity, tribe, caste, gender identity or expression, sex, ability, class, geography or religion, a new O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination and Global […]
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New Drought Tolerant Maize Varieties for Ethiopia’s North Wollo Dryland Farmers

New Drought Tolerant Maize Varieties for Ethiopia’s North Wollo Dryland Farmers By Mekonnen Teshome Recurrent drought is one of the overwhelming natural disasters in Ethiopia which mostly occurs due to alterations in rainfall patterns. The country faces frequent crop failures resulting in food insecurity because of these drought-induced impacts which have always increased significantly in magnitude and […]
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