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World Food Safety Day: Desert Locusts Control Strategies Compromising Food Safety

Ahead of the World Food Safety Day, Greenpeace Africa is urging the Ministry of Agriculture to prioritise the safety of the food consumed by Kenyans. The World Food Safety Day, commemorated  on 7 June, 2021 aims at drawing attention to production and consumption of safe food which contribute to the wellbeing of the population and

Tackling Malaria During Pregnancy  

By Irene Sinoya  irenesinoya@gmail.com In many parts of Western Kenya, the beginning of heavy rainfall is always accompanied by an upsurge of malaria cases. The prolonged rains increase the amount of stagnant water in the environment, hence providing a breeding place for infectious mosquitoes that cause malaria. In malaria-endemic regions like Bungoma and Kakamega County,

Kenya, IFAD unveil more than Kshs14b to promote Aquaculture

By Checky Abuje The government of Kenya has partnered with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to fund the Aquaculture business initiatives across 15 counties in the country for sustainable livelihoods among the rural fish monger folks. Through Aquaculture Business Development programme (ABDP) within the ministry of Agriculture, State Department for Fisheries, Aquaculture and the

Invasive alien species may cost African agricultural sector $3.66 trillion per year

Invasive alien species – harmful species introduced by human activity to an area in which they are not native – are estimated to cost the African agricultural sector $3.66 trillion per year – approximately 1.5 times the gross domestic product of all African countries combined. The findings are published in the open access journal CABI Agriculture

African governments adopt pro-equity strategies for women, children, and adolescents to accelerate COVID-19 recovery

By Adelyn Wangusi   COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health in Africa, governments leaders from Nigeria,  South Africa, Liberia, Kenya, and Malawi said at today’s Lives in the Balance: Equity in COVID-19 Response and Recovery meeting, more than 1,000 participants from around world. The two-day Lives in the Balance meeting was

Growing rural sub-Saharan economies through accelerating clean energy uptake

NINE PIONEERING AFRICAN BUSINESSES are set to markedly grow their positive impact on sub-Saharan Africa communities by stimulating clean energy uptake and, in doing so, growing local economies and empowering women. This is thanks to the innovation of the businesses themselves, and support provided through the latest round of PREO (Powering Renewable Energy Opportunities) grant

AGCO Agriculture Foundation and Kenya Red Cross Society pact to address Climate Change and Food Insecurity in Kenya’s Dadaab Refugee Complex

By Julius Kericho   The AGCO Agriculture Foundation (AAF), a private foundation committed to ending hunger through sustainable agricultural development, today announced the second phase of a USD $125,000 project partnership with the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) to respond to climate change and food insecurity in the Dadaab Refugee Complex. The project began this

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