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: Bamboo Planting Improving Resilience against Floods

Kenya: Bamboo Planting Improving Resilience against Floods By Saumu Juma Climate change has continued to raise havoc in many areas, and Kenya has been no exception with perennial floods causing untold damages. In 2020 alone, around 233,000 people were affected by the floods and more than 116,000 displaced, after two consecutive seasons of record rains […]
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Ethiopian Jurists Trained on Biotechnology

Ethiopian Jurists Trained on Biotechnology By Gift Briton As one of the emerging research activities in Africa, experts have noted that it is imperative to create awareness among judges and lawyers on the essence of biotechnology research including national biosafety laws, international instruments, social and political challenges in biotechnology so that they can make decisions […]
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Africa Union, WHO Call for Immediate Action against Childhood Tuberculosis Regionally

Africa Union, WHO Call for Immediate Action against Childhood Tuberculosis Regionally By Winniecynthia Awuor The Africa Union and the World Health Organization (WHO) have called for immediate and comprehensive measures to end the significant toll of tuberculosis (TB) among children in the African region. This appeal was made jointly with Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation […]
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Silviculturists urged to Adopt New Management Systems

Silviculturists urged to Adopt New Management Systems By Elisha Singira Silviculturists- people who grow trees for economic gain- should embrace new management systems in their plantations to maximize their earnings in the tree planting business. Dr. James Kimondo, the acting director of the Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) said during a colloquium held by the organization. Dr. Kimondo […]
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Kenya: Funding Remains a Hindrance to Implementation of Personalized Medicine

Kenya: Funding Remains a Hindrance to Implementation of Personalized Medicine By Willy Ngumbi  Though Kenya has a lot of potential for implementing personalized medicine (PM) including human resource among others, funding remains a major hindrance to this treatment model, experts say during the European Union-East Africa Region Stakeholder Workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya. Dr Evelyn Gitau, African Population and Health […]
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The Role of Biotechnology in Climate Change

The Role of Biotechnology in Climate Change By Sharon Atieno and Gift Briton With climate change posing a serious challenge across the globe, and countries making effort to limit the global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, agricultural biotechnology could be a game changer in achieving this target, Dr. Joel Ochieng, Programme Leader, Agricultural Biotechnology […]
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Public Misconception Challenges Biotechnology Research in Ethiopia

Public Misconception Challenges Biotechnology Research in Ethiopia By Mekonnen Teshome &Tesfaye Abate A journalistic assessment conducted by senior science journalists corroborates that some of the major challenges of biotechnology researches in Ethiopia are attributed to public misconception. The assessment that captures the views of the target groups that researchers, environmentalists, communicators/journalists, policy makers and end-users […]
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Climate Change: Scale up Support Systems in Agricultural Biotechnology

Climate Change: Scale up Support Systems in Agricultural Biotechnology By Mary Hearty Agriculture remains a major cause of  climate change as it currently generates 19-29% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Without action, that level of GHG emissions is anticipated to rise substantially, according the World Bank. Biotechnology, a range of tools that is used in accelerating profitability in agricultural […]
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