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Food communities to meet in Burkina Faso

The first of West African food communities will be held on February 3 and 4 in Ouagadougou Burkina Faso. Organized by the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity as part of Fondazioni for Africa Burkina Faso, the event will promote the right to food run by 28 banking foundations which are members of ACRI, the association

Kenya’s wildlife service collars a lion for information gathering

  Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) today fitted one of the more than 30 lions in Nairobi National Park (NNP) with a satellite radio collar to monitor its movement and location. The early morning exercise was witnessed by KWS Director General Mr. Kitili Mbathi and International Fund for Animal welfare (IFAW) officials led by Mr. Steve

Deutsche Post DHL Group and Gavi forge global partnership to improve delivery of life-saving vaccines

Deutsche Post DHL Group, the leading global mail and logistics company, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, today announced a global partnership to help improve vaccine supply chains in developing countries. As immunisation programmes expand to deliver new, life-saving vaccines to more people, often in remote areas, they are increasingly constrained by outdated supply chains. With

Japan supports KEMRI to Develop Diagnostic Test Kits for Rift Valley fever

  The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has supported Kenya launch a diagnostic test kits and the smartphone-based alert system were developed under the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS1). The development of the kit and the smartphone-based alert system (mSOS) for disease outbreaks through short messaging services (or SMS) are a

Kenya’s Startup to Compete for Global Competition

By George Okore Kenya’s innovative firm Sanivation has emerged among the top 30 start ups from across the world to be a finalist of a global search to find and support the next generation of start-ups that want to succeed while creating a better future for society. The Naivasha based social enterprise won the Kenyan

Rasha Kelej Merck’s Chief Social Officer : I am proud to work for Merck

    Merck takes Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) very seriously, they have demonstrated a long term commitment to Africa’s social and economic development, they have engaged with communities to understand the challenges and explore solutions and develop the appropriate programs with appropriate engagement of local stakeholders and partners.   We spoke with Dr. Rasha Kelej

Carbon tax laggards may pay dearly

Some mid-size companies not generally viewed as big polluters could end up paying more carbon tax than mining, manufacturing and metals-processing players with larger CO2 footprints. The alert has been sounded by ERM Southern Africa, part of the global Environmental Resources Management group, the world’s leading sustainability consultancy. David Mercer, Durban-based technical director for ERM,

Simple motorised weeders demonstrate the imperatives of cassava mechanization

        Gasoline powered simple weeders adapted for weeding in cassava farms hold promise and may take off the burden of weeding faced by small-scale farmers in Africa. Initially acquired as tillers, these simple tools are being modified and adapted as weeders by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) led Cassava Weed

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