Kenya: Bamboo Planting Improving Resilience against Floods

Kenya: Bamboo Planting Improving Resilience against Floods By Saumu Juma Climate change has continued to raise havoc in many areas, and Kenya has been no exception with perennial floods causing untold damages. In 2020 alone, around 233,000 people were affected by the floods and more than 116,000 displaced, after two consecutive seasons of record rains […]
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Kenya: Kisumu Farmers Reaping from Climate-smart Farming

Kenya: Kisumu Farmers Reaping from Climate-smart Farming By Evance Odhiambo Withered crops and malnourished livestock paint the picture of how adverse climate change can be as you walk around several villages in Lower Nyakach, Kisumu County. The area receives little rainfall that cannot support productive agricultural activities. Residents here largely depend on rainwater and this […]
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Limited access to financial services pushes informal business owners to embrace classical saving schemes

Limited access to financial services pushes informal business owners to embrace classical saving schemes By Ndabarasa Eugene Venantie Mukanyarwaya, a resident from Ndera, a village located in the outskirts of Kigali city used to wake up every morning to beat the traffic jam as she goes to buy supplies for her small shop at neighboring […]
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MUAC Approach, enabling Timely Diagnosis of Severe Malnutrition

MUAC Approach, enabling Timely Diagnosis of Severe Malnutrition Malnutrition-deficiencies, excesses,or imbalances in a person’s intake of energy and nutrients-  remains a challenge in Uganda with over 250, 000 children still suffering from severe acute malnutrition. According to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), malnutrition threatens to destroy a generation of children in Uganda. […]
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Pharmacists faulted for the growing use of antibiotics without prescriptions

Pharmacists faulted for the growing use of antibiotics without prescriptions Although Uganda has a law that dictates that antibiotics should only be sold with a prescription, most pharmacies do not implement this. A study carried out in Uganda found that about 41% of all antibiotic sales in community pharmacies were over the counter, that is […]
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Black Soldier Fly Fertilizers Gaining Traction in Kenya

Black Soldier Fly Fertilizers Gaining Traction in Kenya By Gift Briton Vonice Onkoba, an agronomist, has used chemical fertilizers throughout his farming journey. He changed to organic fertilizer (Zihanga frass) about a year ago after the prices of chemical fertilizers doubled. “About a year ago, 50kilogram (kg) bag of chemical fertilizer cost approximately $22. Currently, the same […]
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