AUD 3 Million to Upscale Insect-based Farming in East Africa

AUD 3 Million to Upscale Insect-based Farming in East Africa By Gift Briton The Australian government through PROTEINAFRICA, a collaboration project between the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research(ACIAR) and International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology(icipe), has committed AUD 3million to develop and facilitate the adoption of insect-based farming business in Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. […]
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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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African Countries Urged to Maximize Use of Spatial Data

African Countries Urged to Maximize Use of Spatial Data By Sharon Atieno Despite the increasing awareness of the importance of earth observation technologies as a tool to facilitate spatial data collection, access, and use in decision-making processes, Africa is yet to exploit the full potential of this spatial information. This is according to Andre Nonguierma, […]
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The Plight of an Ancient River in Kenya: The Degradation, Restoration of River Kisian

The Plight of an Ancient River in Kenya: The Degradation, Restoration of River Kisian By Curity Adhiambo and Alis Okonji Married at just 13, Mary Akinyi Ouko joined the Kisian community in Eastern Kisumu, Kenya, barely a woman; more a child. For the last six decades she has spent in this community, Ouko and her […]
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Expansion of Factory Farming to Delay Paris Agreement Target

Expansion of Factory Farming to Delay Paris Agreement Target By Sharon Atieno With increasing demand of meat set to expand factory farming across the globe, a new study shows that this expansion will derail achievement of the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees Celsius and ultimately below 1.5 degrees Celsius. […]
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Monitoring of Clinical Trials on COVID-19 Herbal Remedies in Africa Ongoing

Monitoring of Clinical Trials on COVID-19 Herbal Remedies in Africa Ongoing By Joyce Ojanji The world health organization (WHO) is currently working with eight African countries to monitor clinical trials of traditional medicine –based therapeutics proposed for COVID-19. The countries include Nigeria, South Africa, Ghana, Madagascar, Uganda, and Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC). It stated that […]
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New Innovation for Diagnosing Sleeping Sickness in Animals

New Innovation for Diagnosing Sleeping Sickness in Animals By Mary Hearty Researchers from the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) have developed a much needed non-invasive, rapid, affordable, efficient and easy method to diagnose African animal trypanosomiasis, commonly referred to as sleeping sickness. In a paper published recently in Frontiers in Microbiology journal, […]
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Researchers Discover Strategy to Increase Yield, Protein Content in Cowpea

Researchers Discover Strategy to Increase Yield, Protein Content in Cowpea By Gift Briton Researchers have found out that high-density planting and top-dressing during flowering could increase the yield and grain protein content of cowpea. This is according to a study done by International Institute of Tropical Agriculture(IITA) and the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research […]
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WHO: Monkeypox not Exclusively Spread through Sexual Interaction

WHO: Monkeypox not Exclusively Spread through Sexual Interaction By Mary Hearty The World Health Organization (WHO) has clarified that the monkeypox virus is not exclusively spread through sexual interaction, instead it is spread through contact which occurs in different forms such as shaking hand, hugs, direct contact with contaminated objects, among others. Speaking during a […]
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Fall Armyworm: Multi-Channel Extension Approach Yielding Positive Results

Fall Armyworm: Multi-Channel Extension Approach Yielding Positive Results By Elisha Singira A multi-channel extension approach to fall armyworm pests has showed an increase in maize yield of 10 to 34% depending on the information channel. This is according to a research that was conducted by the Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) and the […]
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