Crop Protection Tools Crucial for African Farmers

By Charity Wanja Pests and weeds are Paul Muriuki Mugambi’s biggest headache in is his five hectare piece of land located in Naru Moru , Lakipia County. Mugambi, who has specialized in export food crops such as baby corn and various types of peas is keen on good crop protection for a good harvest. The […]
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Biotechnology: Boosting Yields of  High-protein African Yam Bean

By Richard Wetaya African scientists are using the biotechnology tools to boost the climate-resiliency and yields of the high-protein African yam bean. The improved crop will be capable of providing food and nutrition security, income generation for farmers and employment for women and youth, researchers said. Scientists at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) […]
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Kenya: Progress towards Hunger Stalling

By Gift Briton and Thomas Muia Ranked 87th globally, Kenya is among the countries performing poorly in the fight against hunger, according to Global Hunger Index (GHI) report 2021. The report shows that 24.8% of the country’s population are undernourished, child wasting (low weight for their heights) is 4.8 % while stunting (low heights for […]
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Kenya:  Pilot Project Enhancing Internet Accessibility Targets 9,600 Students, 200 Teachers

By Peter Oliver Ochieng Kenya’s Information, Communications and Technology Authority (ICTA) is currently running an internet accessibility pilot project in schools targeting up to 9,600 students and 200 teachers. The pioneering project which was also installed at Kamusinga- one of Kenya’s top High Schools- in November, before being officially launched in December, 2021.   It is […]
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Kenya: Linda Mama Improving Maternal Health in Kisumu

By Evance Odhiambo Maternal health remains a major health challenge in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). In Kenya, the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) was 362 deaths per 100,000 live births according to the statistics by the ministry of health. This among other maternal health challenges has changed since the introduction of Linda Mama program operated by National Hospital […]
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UNESCO Discovers the Largest Coral Reef in Tahiti

By Gift Briton           A scientific research mission supported by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), has discovered one of the world’s largest coral reefs off the coasts of Tahiti. The rose-shaped coral reef which sits on 65 m depth is approximately 3km long and 60m wide. This is a highly unique discovery because […]
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Kenya: Sign Language Interpreters Transforming Access to Health Services for Deaf Persons in Kisumu

By Koffi Barry  The incorporation of sign language interpreters in the healthcare system is gaining traction in the lakeside City of Kisumu. This comes after the County government of Kisumu employed two sign language interpreters in July, 2021 to assist patients with hearing impairments access services at two main hospitals within the county. Kenya has about […]
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Spray Service Providers Curbing Misuse of Pesticides in Kenya

By Faith Atieno Being that the climatic conditions in the tropics favor the existence of pests and diseases, the use of pesticides to protect crops is often inevitable. However, pesticide use in Kenya has come under serious criticism with misuse of these products by farmers being cited as a major challenge. Timothy Njagi, Development Economist, […]
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