Asia to Host the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade Conference

Asia to Host the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade Conference By Elisha Singira For the first time since 2008, Asia will become the host of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET) conference. This is after WorldFish,  an international, nonprofit research and innovation institution that creates, advances, and translates aquatic food systems science into […]
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Africa urged to Collaborate in Fast-tracking Food System Transformation

Africa urged to Collaborate in Fast-tracking Food System Transformation By Joyce Ojanji African leaders should join forces in addressing the triple threat problem that has worsened the food security situation in the continent. This is according to Former Ethiopia Prime Minister, and board chair of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Hailemariam Dessalegn speaking during the […]
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AMR: One Health Approach Gains Momentum in Kenya

AMR: One Health Approach Gains Momentum in Kenya By Mary Hearty Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of the most complex public health threats with root causes in multiple sectors ranging from health, food safety, and agriculture, to environment and trade. Studies have predicted a continued rise in AMR globally, leading to 10 million people dying […]
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Governments Urged to Involve Indigenous People in Conservation of Biodiversity

Governments Urged to Involve Indigenous People in Conservation of Biodiversity By Gift Briton With Sustainable Development Goal(SDG)15 pointing out the need to protect at least 30% of world’s land and oceans by 2030, experts urge countries to include indigenous and local people in the management and control of the protected areas by recognizing their knowledge and rights in […]
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Sale of Carbon Curbing Mangrove Loss along Kenyan Coast

Sale of Carbon Curbing Mangrove Loss along Kenyan Coast By Sharon Atieno Mwanasha Abdalla, 42, sells sardines in Vanga, a coastal area about 563 km away from Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city. Sardine preparation requires a lot of heating as the fish is boiled at high temperatures before being sun dried for sale. For her business, […]
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African Leaders Call for Equal Commitment in Biodiversity Finance

African Leaders Call for Equal Commitment in Biodiversity Finance By Sharon Atieno African leaders have called for equal financial commitment from global leaders to meet the financial gap required to meet biodiversity targets. They were speaking at the sidelines of the inaugural African Protected Areas Congress (APAC) 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda. The annual funding budget […]
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Kenya Receives €63 Mn Loan to Increase Cereals, Oil seed Production

Kenya Receives €63 Mn Loan to Increase Cereals, Oil seed Production By Joyce Ojanji The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group has approved a €63 million loan to Kenya to significantly boost cereals and oil seeds production by over 1.5 million metric tonnes over the next two years. Kenya and other East Africa countries […]
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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 could Implement Personalized Medicine in the Next Five Years

Kenya could Implement Personalized Medicine in the Next Five Years By Mary Hearty Kenya has the potential to implement personalized medicine- a medical model that is used to determine the genetic makeup of a person in order to know the best drug that is specifically suitable for them- in the next five years with strong […]
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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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