Kenya: Kisumu Youth Awarded in AGRA Competition

Kenya: Kisumu Youth Awarded in AGRA Competition By Gift Briton As part of plan to popularize agricultural mechanization services in Kenya, a Kisumu-based youth group, has been awarded a brand new John Deere 5050D tractor after emerging the winner in a competition organized by Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in collaboration with […]
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Nairobi Hosts AU High Level Meeting on Emerging Technologies

Nairobi Hosts AU High Level Meeting on Emerging Technologies By Sharon Atieno With at least 57 million people highly food insecure in East and Central Africa alone, food security remains a critical challenge in the African continent. It is for this reason, that the African Union Development Agency (AUDA)-NEPAD convened for a three-day high level […]
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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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Adoption of Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems Crucial

Adoption of Technologies for Sustainable Farming Systems Crucial By Joyce Ojanji To increase productivity and sustain resilience in food systems and nutrition security across Africa, technologies including digital solutions, data management systems, climate smart varieties, hybrid seeds and agricultural mechanization need to be adopted, agricultural experts say. They were speaking during a jointly organized global event […]
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WHO Launches New Framework, Reveals the Benefits of Life Science

WHO Launches New Framework, Reveals the Benefits of Life Science By Winniecynthia Awuor The world health organization (WHO) has launched a global guidance framework for the responsible use of life science. This framework calls for leaders and stakeholders to mitigate bio-risks and safely govern dual-use research, which has a clear benefit but can be misused […]
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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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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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Women’s Participation in Capacity Building Activities, key to Increasing Technology Adoption

Women’s Participation in Capacity Building Activities, key to Increasing Technology Adoption By Gift Briton Enrolling women farmers in capacity-building, extension services and dissemination programs can significantly increase the overall adoption of agricultural innovations. This is according to the latest research by International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) focusing on how to […]
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Germany to Hold Symposium in Honor of Modern Genetics Pioneer

Germany to Hold Symposium in Honor of Modern Genetics Pioneer By Mary Hearty The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina will be hosting a celebratory symposium on 20th July 2022 in honor of Gregory Mendel, the scientist who pioneered modern genetics. The high-level ceremony which marks the 200th birthday of this great scientist will feature awards- […]
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Equitably Expand Genomic Technology to Developing Countries- WHO Says

Equitably Expand Genomic Technology to Developing Countries- WHO Says By Mary Hearty The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Science Council of experts has called for equitable access to genomic technology globally so that all member states, especially lower- and middle- income countries (LMICs) can adopt and expand the use of genomics for better health and other […]
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