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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AU Seeks Funds for Biodiversity Kitty

AU Seeks Funds for Biodiversity Kitty By Nkechi Isaac The African Union (AU) has called on world leaders to funnel billions of dollars into a Global Biodiversity Fund (GBF) to enhance biodiversity conservation in Africa and other developing nations. Africa and other developing countries are calling on developed countries to commit at least US$100 billion […]
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Healed by the Sun: Solar Energy Lights the Way for Quality Rural Health in East Africa during COVID-19

Healed by the Sun: Solar Energy Lights the Way for Quality Rural Health in East Africa during COVID-19 By InfoNile Like most urban dwellers in Uganda who rushed to villages at the start of Covid-19 lockdowns, Gloria Mucyunguzi had another crisis to contend with in the village: erratic power. Remote from the grid, every time […]
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Kenya: Biological Control to Fight Invasive Pest in Papaya

By Marlene Angir Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) in collaboration with the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) are stepping up the fight against the devastating papaya mealy bug (Paracoccus marginatus) which has been ranked high in the top pests affecting papaya and other horticultural crops. Invasive species experts from CABI’s centre […]
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COVID-19: Sustainable Healthcare Waste Management Systems is Critical

By Mary Hearty Tens of thousands of tonnes of extra medical waste from the COVID-19 response has put tremendous strain on health care waste management systems around the world, threatening human and environmental health and exposing a dire need to improve waste management practices, a new World Health Organization (WHO) report reveals. The WHO Global analysis […]
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Biotechnology: Boosting Yields of  High-protein African Yam Bean

By Richard Wetaya African scientists are using the biotechnology tools to boost the climate-resiliency and yields of the high-protein African yam bean. The improved crop will be capable of providing food and nutrition security, income generation for farmers and employment for women and youth, researchers said. Scientists at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) […]
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