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New rice varieties needed as climate change threatens

Researchers at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) are, together with their partners in East Africa, developing a rice variety that is tolerant to both saline soils and floods

Book on food security launched

  The Kenya Yearbook Editorial Board has, in partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Irrigation, launched a new book on the technological innovations…

Food-insecure people in Kenya and Uganda on the increase- study reveals

  The study carried out by CABI scientists found that since March, the number of people without enough food in Kenya and Uganda rose by 38 per…

200,000 smallholders to benefit from Ksh93m crop relief aid

  Nearly 200,000 Kenyan small-scale farmers stand to benefit from a crop relief initiative launched by Bayer East Africa and its partners. The Ksh93 million programme…

Governor warns of food shortages

  The coronavirus pandemic is likely to cause food shortages as of the most efforts are being directed at the health sector, Nandi Governor Stephen Sang…

Kenyans urged to preserve food during Covid-19 crisis

  The Ministry of Agriculture has called upon Kenyans to practise food preservation as a means to and cushion the country against post-Covid-19 shortages. Through guidelines…

How the African food and agriculture landscape will look after Covid-19

  It will not be all doom and gloom in key sector after pandemic With the coronavirus ravaging every aspect of the economy, many are faced…

Why COVID-19 is another blow for Kenya’s food security

  Timothy Njagi Njeru, Egerton University and Miltone Ayieko Were, Egerton University Kenya faces one of the most challenging years when it comes to food security….

WFP chief warns of hunger pandemic as Covid-19 spreads

  The world could face multiple famines of biblical proportions within a few months, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has warned. Speaking during a virtual…

Mitigating COVID-19’s impact on Africa’s food systems

  We are facing great uncertainty on the African continent. The global spread of COVID-19 and the rising number of coronavirus cases in Africa are fueling…

Africans in pandemic quarantine worry about food supply

  Africans are worried about food supply, their economies, and the global coronavirus pandemic in equal measure, new report says. As the virus continues to shatter…

Why in 2020, every food crop will count

  By Eric Kimunguyi: The coronavirus has forced crop protection to move to a super-critical status to ensure that we have enough food this year. National…

Locust wave 20 times bigger than recent invasion looms

  With the planting season now in full gear, Kenyan farmers have to contend with a destructive new enemy. From Tuta absoluta in tomatoes, and the…

NYS to combat desert locusts in Kenya

  The National Youth Service (NYS) is now being recruited to help combat the desert locusts, which have so far invaded a whopping 70,000 hectares, in…

Why a Cup of Coffee is Good for You

  Your mug of coffee may just have become sweeter, with news that it might be good for you, after all. The great sacrifice you have…

Research reveals that Farmers engaging in alternative money making activities are putting food security in the East African countries at risk

The increased number of farmers opting to supplement their incomes by engaging in alternative money venturing activities is putting food security in the East African countries at risk.

How to reduce high cost of food-borne illness in Africa

  A majority of donor-funded food safety initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa have been focusing more on food safety for exports, rather than domestic consumption. While exports…

How researchers and farmers ensure your plate of chips is safe to eat and always available!

  The importance of the potato meal on the table for many Kenyans cannot be overstated. It is a delicacy that ranks second most important after…

Government’s decision to adopt GMO crops without consulting stakeholders worrying some in sector

  A number of players in the agricultural sector are demanding for a multisectorial dialogue and participation processes whenever policy positions are made in regards to…

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