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New Drought-Resistant Pasture Grass to boost African livestock farmers yields, income

BY Brian Odhiambo New varieties of high-quality, drought-resistant forage grasses could boost milk production by 40 percent and generate millions of dollars in economic benefits for struggling East African dairy farmers, according to a new analysis by experts at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture – a CGIAR Research Center. “Farmers could benefit more from

KWS announces reduction of Game Park entry fees

By Peter Mezda Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has reviewed her parks and reserves entry fees downwards starting November 1, 2016. Thus all entry fees to KWS managed National Parks and Reserves have been capped at USD 60 for adult non residents and Ksh.860 for adult Kenyan citizens. The move follows Kenya government’s decision to exempt

Researchers flag threats to Nigeria’s cassava industry

By Michael Oleja Nigeria’s rising population, particularly in the cities, coupled with low productivity (yield per hectare) of cassava roots is threatening the country’s cassava industry and could impede the gains made in the sector, putting the country at risk of becoming a net importer of staple crops. Grown by over 4.5 million people in

First Ladies hold the key in the fight against cancer in Africa

By Henry Opondo Africa’s First Ladies hold the key in the fight against cervical and breast cancer—the big killer cancers of women in sub Saharan Africa, Dr Adetu Olateju a physician and Country Programme Manager, Red Ribbon, East and Southern Africa said at a session of the ongoing World Cancer Conference in Paris. “First Ladies

Cancer: Innovations have failed to lower costs

By Henry Opondo Corruption and poor quality unregulated care are denying people to reap from the benefits of numerous innovations in cancer medicine, Prof Richard Sullivan, Director of the Institute of Cancer Policy and Affliate staff at the Kings College, UK said at the ongoing World Cancer Congress. Speaking at a heated plenary session at

Cambridge has waived application fee for graduate students from most African countries

The University’s policy on graduate admissions was reiterated at the opening of the third Cambridge-Africa Day–Applause greeted the statement by Professor David Dunne, Director of the Cambridge-Africa Programme, as he confirmed that Cambridge has waived the usual application fee for nationals of many of the world’s least developed countries. This fee waiver will benefit applicants

Persistent Drought Hits Kenya’s wildlife

Tourists visiting Kenya’s game parks may take a while before they can see or come across their favourite wildlife, thanks to the ongoing drought situation in the country. According to the Kenya Wildlife Services, a national agency in charge of wildlife service, the persistent drought has resulted in dispersal of wildlife from their traditional habitats

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