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Implications of mass spraying of pesticides on pollinators and food production while containing locusts invasion in Kenya

  By Evelyn Kahungu and Venter Mwongera   As the Horn of Africa grapples with the worst desert locust infestation in 70 years, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UN-FAO) warns that the infestation represents an unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods in an already food insecure African continent.  Ethiopia, Eritrea,

Firm raises hope of small scale farmers and millers with protein-rich insect product

By Clifford Akumu   With the global urban population expected to grow approximately 1.84 per cent per year between 2015 and 2020 putting pressure on food production among cities, there is need to put more effort on agricultural production for sustainable development. The growth is expected to further worsen the growing scarcity of protein-rich resources