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Environment - Environment: New UN Report Lays Out Financial Reforms Needed to guard against Climate Shocks - Friday, 22 May 2015 16:08
Environment - Environment: Tutu, Kenyan singer call want more voices on post-2015 development agenda - Friday, 22 May 2015 16:04
Health - Health: Fred Hutch, Uganda Cancer Institute open Cancer Centre - Thursday, 21 May 2015 17:31
Agriculture - Agriculture: Donors can do more to support small-scale farmers, ecological farming in Africa - Wednesday, 20 May 2015 17:34
Agriculture - Agriculture: 1M Euros EU fund to educate Kenyan horticultural Farmers on phytosanitary - Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:12
Agriculture - Agriculture: Fresh produce: Kenya plots to surmount sanitary, phytosanitary Challenges - Wednesday, 20 May 2015 14:08
Agriculture - Agriculture: A partnership to support soybean sector development in Tanzania launched - Tuesday, 19 May 2015 08:40
Agriculture - Agriculture: Uganda’s Minister to launch project to boost banana production in East, Central Africa - Wednesday, 20 May 2015 05:44
Environment - Environment: Translocation exercise returns Rhino to Samburu - Tuesday, 19 May 2015 05:24

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New UN Report Lays Out Financial Reforms Needed to guard against Climate Shocks

Harnessing the global financial system to deliver climate security, reduce the risks of high carbon assets, and scale up capital for the low carbon transition is possible, but will only happen with a comprehensive, system-wide approach to financing — including…

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Tutu, Kenyan singer call want more voices on post-2015 development agenda

Archbishop Desmond Tutu has joined a young Kenyan singer-actress to demand intergenerational dialogue on sustainable development goals to reduce poverty, and end inequalities in Africa.

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Fred Hutch, Uganda Cancer Institute open Cancer Centre

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center and the Uganda Cancer Institute today opened the UCI-Fred Hutch Cancer Centre in Kampala, the first comprehensive cancer center jointly constructed by U.S. and African cancer institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.  

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Donors can do more to support small-scale farmers, ecological farming in Africa

Foundations and international donors can play a greater role in providing assistance to scale-up ecological farming initiatives in Africa, according to a report released today by Greenpeace Africa.

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1M Euros EU fund to educate Kenyan horticultural Farmers on phytosanitary

In a bid to help revive the horticultural industry in Kenya, the United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in conjunction with Fresh Produce Export Association of Kenya (FPEAK) has initiated a 1million Euros project funded by the European Union meant…

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Fresh produce: Kenya plots to surmount sanitary, phytosanitary Challenges

The government of Kenya is making frantic efforts to mitigate against Sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) challenges facing horticulture farming across the Country. Africa Science News has established.

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Uganda’s Minister to launch project to boost banana production in East, Central Africa

A five-year project seeking to boost ongoing efforts to deliver high-yielding, disease resistant, and superior cooking banana varieties to increase food security and improve incomes of smallholder farmers in the Great Lakes region will be officially launched today, 20 May…

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A partnership to support soybean sector development in Tanzania launched

An innovation platform that brings together all the stakeholders along the soybean value chain from farmers to government and non-government organizations and the private sector to address the challenges facing soybean sector development in Tanzania has been launched in Dar…

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Kenyan firm gets a shot in the arm with Agri-Vie USD5M investment

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Written by Raymond Gichuki

Agri-Vie, the private equity fund focused on food and agribusiness investments in Sub-Saharan Africa, has announced a $5 million investment into Kariki Group, a specialist Kenyan flower exporting business.

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Study suggests a ‘sibling vaccine’ could prevent deaths of babies worldwide

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Written by Kevin Wafula

New research from the University of Warwick in collaboration with the KEMRI Welcome Trust Research Programme into a common virus in rural Kenya which can be fatal for babies under six months suggests a strategy of vaccinating older siblings could reduce deaths and serious illness in young babies.

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Census reveals declining elephant population in Kenya-Tanzania wildlife ecosystem

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Written by Henry Neondo

There has been a sharp decline in elephant population in one of Kenya’s largest wildlife ecosystem thanks to poaching, livestock incursions into protected areas, charcoal burning and general changes in land use patterns.

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