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Kenya’s Restoration Plan: From Agreement to Action for Building Back Biodiversity

Kenya’s Restoration Plan: From Agreement to Action for Building Back Biodiversity

By Venter Mwongera The state of global biodiversity is critical. The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that over one million species are at risk of extinction, with alarming rates of decline in biodiversity worldwide. According to the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) Living Planet Report, wildlife populations have decreased by an


The Milken Institute and the Motsepe Foundation today announced the winners of the Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech, the first of a series of multiyear, multimillion-dollar innovation competitions and programs to advance technological progress toward the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The prizes were awarded at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles, California. Watch The Milken-Motsepe Prize in AgriTech Award

Sasakawa Africa Association and the Japanese Embassy in Nigeria join forces to support country’s agricultural sector

  The Embassy of Japan in Nigeria and the Sasakawa Africa Association (formerly SG2000) have reiterated their commitment to strengthen joint efforts to help Nigeria transform the agricultural sector. The two institutions made the assurance during a courtesy visit by the Country Director of SAA, Dr. Godwin Atser to the Embassy in Abuja on Wednesday.

Agro input company Elgon Kenya named strategic partner of the Commonwealth Investment Council

The Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, CWEIC, has selected agro input company Elgon Kenya as its strategic partner and appointed its Managing Director Dr. Bimal Kantaria to its global advisory council. The not-for-profit organization, is the Commonwealth’s business network. With over 100 business and government strategic partners from 31 countries and territories, CWEIC has a mandate

Climate change: Latest IPCC report highlights the critical need to transform agrifood systems  

By Adelyn Wangusi   Transforming agrifood systems is essential to adapt to human-caused climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said today in the face of the latest report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The Synthesis Report, the last of the Sixth Assessment report

African, Caribbean and Pacific countries tap into fisheries and aquaculture sectors

A key fisheries and aquaculture development programme implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has highlighted significant potential to boost these sectors in Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal, Tanzania, Guyana and the Marshall Islands, making them more self-sufficient, creating jobs and preserving biological stock levels. The countries are the first five of 12

Empowering African women through digital inclusion in seed saving for food sovereignty

By Venter Mwongera   As we celebrate International Women’s Day today under the theme “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality,” we cannot overlook the remarkable prowess of African women in indigenous seed saving and their contribution to food sovereignty. For generations, African women have played a crucial role in safeguarding biodiversity through the conservation