Kenya: Cultural Techniques Controlling Invasive Snail Pest in Mwea

Kenya: Cultural Techniques Controlling Invasive Snail Pest in Mwea By Mary Hearty   Andrew Kariuki, a rice farmer at Mwea along Nyamindi main canal in Kirinyaga County uses alternate wetting and drying technique to manage the invasive golden apple snail that is ravaging rice in the area, especially the seedlings. So far, it is considered […]
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Former Nigerian President Appointed Africa’s Agricultural Technology Ambassador

Former Nigerian President Appointed Africa’s Agricultural Technology Ambassador By Gift Briton Former Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has been appointed by the African Agricultural Technology Foundation(AATF) as the continent’s ambassador for agricultural technology following his track record of championing agricultural transformation on the continent. Dr. Jonathan served as Nigerian President between 2010 and 2015 and […]
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GM Crops, Sustainable Alternative to Improve Food Security in Africa

GM Crops, Sustainable Alternative to Improve Food Security in Africa By Mary Hearty More than 90 African agricultural science experts from 25 national science academies, including the Kenya National Academy of Sciences have endorsed the adoption and commercialization of genetically modified (GM) crops in Africa, terming it as a viable option that can sustainably address […]
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Double Financing into Nature-based Solutions to Deal with Global Crises – UN report

Double Financing into Nature-based Solutions to Deal with Global Crises – UN report By Sharon Atieno Unless investments into nature-based solutions (NbS) are quickly doubled from the current USD 154 billion/year to USD 384 billion/year by 2025, climate, biodiversity and land degradation goals will be out of reach. This is according to a new United […]
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DNDi: New Drug for Sleeping Sickness Coming Soon

DNDi: New Drug for Sleeping Sickness Coming Soon By Gift Briton Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) and Sanofi have co-developed a single oral dose(Acoziborole) treatment that could help eliminate sleeping sickness disease with the drug showing a success rate of up to 95% from Phase II/III study investigating its safety and efficacy. Acoziborole, unlike […]
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Technology helping to Reach Last Mile Schools in Kenya

Technology helping to Reach Last Mile Schools in Kenya By Sharon Atieno Education is one of the pillars that the Kenyan government is relying on to achieve its Vision 2030 Agenda. Despite this, access is still a challenge for some. It is in this regard, that technology has emerged as one of the solutions to […]
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New Zealand Example on Recognition of Farmers’ Carbon Sequestration Worth Studying

New Zealand Example on Recognition of Farmers’ Carbon Sequestration Worth Studying By Daniel Otunge The just-ended COP 27, the fifth to be held in Africa, outlined many action plans, the gist of which is to contain emission of greenhouse gases (GHGs) in order to stop climate change. Other Climate COPs in Africa were held as […]
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Kenya Blue Economy Strategy to Prevent Maritime Pollution

Kenya Blue Economy Strategy to Prevent Maritime Pollution By Peter Oliver Ochieng The Kenyan government is developing a national integrated maritime policy aimed at safeguarding the country’s interests in the Blue Economy sector. Speaking in Kisumu, about 400km from Kenya’s Capital Nairobi, during the official opening of the International Aquatic Resources and Blue Economy Conference […]
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Kenyan Government to Reduce Dependence on Rainfed Agriculture, Relief Food

Kenyan Government to Reduce Dependence on Rainfed Agriculture, Relief Food By Gift Briton and Tsim Mavisi In an effort to boost food and nutritional security, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development will collaborate with county governments to develop strategies for improving agricultural productivity in the country while reducing dependence on rainfed agriculture and relief […]
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Strengthening Africa’s Climate Change Negotiation Skills

Strengthening Africa’s Climate Change Negotiation Skills By Tsim Mavisi “Science tells us that Africa is the most vulnerable continent, yet it has contributed the least in terms of emissions. Africa’s voice in the global climate negotiations, therefore, becomes critical,” said George Wamukoya, team leader of the African Group of Negotiators Expert Support (AGNES). It is […]
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