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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Kenya to Boost Fish Productivity through Genetic Improvement Program

With the increasing demand for fish protein coupled with capture fisheries decline, the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI) is committed to implement fish genetic improvement program to help increase fish production at minimal cost. The KMFRI recently stated in their 2021 report titled: State of Aquaculture in Kenya that genetic improvement can increase […]
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Nigeria Urges Africa to Follow its Lead on GM Cowpea

By Joseph Opoku Gakpo Nigeria is urging the rest of Africa to follow its lead and approve genetically modified (GM) cowpea (beans) to help ensure food and nutrition security on the continent. The Nigerian scientists and government officials who developed and approved the world’s first genetically modified (GM) cowpea say their successful commercial release of […]
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