Rwanda: Quand les consultations médicales à distance sauvent des vies humaines

Rwanda: Quand les consultations médicales à distance sauvent des vies humaines Alors que les séquelles de la pandémie du Covid-19 tendent à diminuer, la place de la nouvelle technologie pour révolutionner le secteur médical au Rwanda se dessine. Le gouvernement et les professionnels de la santé en attestent par la diminution considérable des cas du […]
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Rice farming innovations create circular economy

Rice farming innovations create circular economy By: Esther Nakkazi [KAMPALA] Researchers say they are making rice farming in East Africa more sustainable by promoting the adoption of innovations such as recycled crop by-products, improving food security in the region. The Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Rice initiative for Climate-Smart Agriculture (R4iCSA), involving 5,000 smallholder farmers in Uganda […]
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Icipe/Bioinnovate Africa Calls for Concept Notes

Icipe/Bioinnovate Africa Calls for Concept Notes The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe)/Bioinnovate Africa is calling for concept notes from scientists working at university, research institute, government agency or a firm and resides in any of the Bioinnovate Africa participating countries of Burundi, DRC, Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and Tanzania. The call is intended […]
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Kenya: Lake Victoria Basin, ASALs Counties Attain 2% Forest Cover

Kenya: Lake Victoria Basin, ASALs Counties Attain 2% Forest Cover By Sharon Atieno Though Kenya has increased its forest cover from 4.18 million hectares by 2010 to 5.22 million hectares in 2021, some counties are still performing poorly in this area. The counties that are performing poorly, at less than 5% forest cover, are mainly […]
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WHO: New Treatment Guidelines for Leishamaniasis in HIV Co-infected Patients

WHO: New Treatment Guidelines for Leishamaniasis in HIV Co-infected Patients By Sharon Atieno The World Health Organization (WHO) has released treatment guidelines for people co-infected with visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as kalaazar, and HIV in East Africa and South East Asia. The new guidelines have been informed by evidence from studies carried out in […]
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Ghana Shows Overwhelming Support for GM Cowpea Approval

Ghana Shows Overwhelming Support for GM Cowpea Approval By Joseph Opoku Gakpo Public comments submitted to Ghana’s National Biosafety Authority (NBA) show overwhelming support for approving pod borer-resistant cowpea, the country’s first genetically modified crop. Of the 889 letters received following a public comment solicitation period that closed in early May, only one expressed objection, with […]
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Opinion: ‘Agroecology’ to Drive Poverty among Farmers

Opinion :’Agroecology’ to Drive Poverty among Farmers By Joshua R. Muhumuza Pitting biotechnology against agroecology—as has been the case in a long-running debate around food and agriculture— is a fundamental error. Biotechnology is a set of tools that can be used to improve crops and animals, while agroecology is an approach to farming that has various meanings […]
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Kenya: Gene Editing to Improve Maize Disease Resistance

Kenya: Gene Editing to Improve Maize Disease Resistance With Africa’s population expected to double by 2050, the issue of how to feed this rapidly growing population under limited resources is becoming a major agricultural challenge. Furthermore, climate change is intensifying this challenge by negatively influencing crop productivity. According to Dr. Leena Tripathi, Director East African […]
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APHRC Executive Director to Join the United Nations University Council

APHRC Executive Director to Join the United Nations University Council By Mary Hearty Prof. Catherine Kyobutungi, Executive Director of the African Population and Health Research Cente (APHRC) has been appointed to join the United Nations University (UNU) Council. The new UNU Council members were appointed jointly by United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and United Nations Educational, […]
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