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Researchers share findings on African vegetables with Kenyan farmers

Researchers share findings on African vegetables with Kenyan farmers

BY PATRICK AMUNAVI Kenyan and Germany researchers working under the Horticultural Innovation and Learning for Improved Nutrition and Livelihood in East Africa (HORTINLEA) project have made significant achievements in generating knowledge on African Indigenous Vegetables (AIVs). This knowledge covers genetic diversity and seed systems, plant nutrition and fertilizer management, water management and irrigation, pest and

New mobile application to support fight against Fall Armyworm in Africa launched

The fight against Armyworm in Africa has taken a new turn with the launch of a mobile application by FAO to enable farmers, agricultural workers and other partners at the frontline of fighting the worms to identify, report the level of infestation, and map the spread of this destructive insect, as well as to describe its

IITA-CWMP puts smiles on farmers’ faces

Resource-poor farmers who are participating in the demonstration farms being organized by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)-led Cassava Weed Management Project (CWMP) have said that the project intervention is making life easier for them. According to them, the project is a “burden lifter.” They said they have “suffered over the years, seeking solutions

WHO moves to contain Nigeria’s Lassa fever outbreak

  The World Health Organization has scaled up its response to an outbreak of Lassa fever in Nigeria, which has spread to 17 states.  and may have infected up to 450 people in less than five weeks. In a statement released to the press Tuesday, the WHO said nearly 450 suspected cases were reported, of

Destroying Kenya’s Ecosystem destroys Livelihood says Greenpeace

The Machakos County forestry department has approved the cutting down of  22 hectares of Iveti Forest in Kathiani Sub County. Three saw millers are expected to clear the forest. Most of the local community members are  unaware of this exercise. Iveti forest is not the only case of government’s inaction to preserve forests, there has

UNCCD to focus on consumers making smart investments in the land

The UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) has said thirty percent of all land is degraded, and has lost its true value. Land grabbing and a headlong rush for productive land signals a growing recognition that access to productive land will be crucial for future economic growth, peace and stability. The World Day to Combat

South Sudanese Educators, Policy Makers shift focus on the youth

The majority of the population in South Sudan is under thirty years of age. However, ongoing conflict, high unemployment and lack of consistent access to education risks leaving the generation of youth without the skills to politically, economically, and socially grow the world’s newest nation. Peace and the stability it provides are paramount in South

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