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Africa needs to more than double cassava production to feed herself

 Africa needs to double her cassava production to avert a major food crisis by 2050, says the Director for the Global Cassava Partnership for the 21st Century (GCP21), Dr. Claude Fauquet in Lagos. Addressing a world press conference in Lagos, Dr. Fauquet described the low root yields of cassava in Africa as unacceptable and called on

Kenya on spot over viper exports

By Gitonga Njeru, Mongabay Kenya recently restricted trade in two endemic viper species. But can a country riddled with corruption stop the trafficking before it’s too late for the snakes? Early this year Kenyan authorities placed tight new restrictions on the trade and export of several snake species, including the Kenya horned viper (Bitis worthingtoni)

Nigeria launches plan to end hunger by 2030

Nigeria has launched a strategic plan and roadmap to achieve zero hunger by 2030. Tagged “Synthesis Report of the Nigeria Zero Hunger Strategic Review,” the plan articulates what Nigeria needs to do to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2)—one of the recently adopted global goals that seeks to “end hunger, achieve food security and improved

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