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Cassava: Over 100 trained as spray service providers

Cassava: Over 100 trained as spray service providers

Close to a hundred people have trained as spray service providers on herbicides application, safety and use in Abia state, Nigeria. The training, which came at the onset of cassava planting season, was conducted by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture led Cassava Weed Management Project in partnership with the National Root Crops Research Institute,

Leaders Recommit fight to End Neglected Tropical Diseases

Leaders from governments, pharmaceutical companies and charitable organizations convened at a five-day summit in Geneva to pledge new commitments to control and eliminate neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). The summit coincided with the launch of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Fourth Report on NTDs, showing transformational progress against these debilitating diseases, and a commitment by the

KQ, Technical University of Kenya pact to boost aviation training

A partnership between the Kenya Airways and the Technical University of Kenya plans to grant Aerospace and Aviation Engineering programme students a hands-on training on a high-tech CF6-80A2 aircraft engine that powers Airbus A310 and Boeing 767. The CF6-80A2 engine manufactured by General Electric (GE) (www.GE.com) along with aviation maintenance training books, training aids, reading

Public Health expert gives talk at Kenyan exhibition

A Robert Gordon University (RGU) lecturer has given a presentation on public health as part of a wider tour to promote the university in East Africa. Anne Whitcombe, from RGU’s School of Health Sciences, has been overseas with a number of fellow academics from across the university, showing prospective applicants what they can expect from

5 African nations selected for Human Science Lab’s Global Critical Thinking Project

5 African nations – South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, and Tunisia has been identified as world’s potential ‘Critical Thinking Hub’ and will join the league of a global list of countries drawn from all continents for the ‘Global Critical Thinking Project’. The Global Critical Thinking Project is a worldwide program launched by Human Science Lab,

Kenyans turn to ecological farming

By Gitonga Njeru in Machakos, Kenya Increasing numbers of Kenyan farmers are venturing into ecological farming. They say the benefits are much better than conventional farming. This is a partnership with the farmers and Greenpeace Kenya and several other organizations. “Ecological farming brings me more income per acre as compared to the normal type of

New biodiversity chief to UN Secretary-General wants biodiversity mainstreamed

By Erick Odhiambo Achieving global biodiversity targets will be a strong contribution to realizing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, said Dr. Cristiana Paşca Palmer, newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity, to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a meeting held last Friday. In her first meeting with the Secretary-General, Paşca

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