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Expert wants governments to tap agriculture for job creation

The Director General of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Dr Nteranya Sanginga has called on Governments to make use of the potential in agriculture to create wealth and jobs.

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East African Countries fast-track harmonised policy on biosafety

The Arusha-based East African Community is fast-tracking her efforts to have a harmonized policy on biosafety.

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Kenya Commits to Delivering Safe Water, Basic Toilets and Hygiene to its People

Kenya has reiterated its commitment to provision of clean water and improvement of sanitation to bolster its' citizen's health at a time when the country is losing over Sh27 billion annually due to poor sanitation and hygiene.

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Nigeria turns to herbal concoctions to fight malaria

Nigerian scientists have turned to natural herbs extract to fight common diseases like malaria, ulcer and fungal related diseases.

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Study: deforestation could intensify climate change in Congo Basin by half

By 2050, deforestation could cause temperatures in the Congo Basin to increase by 0.7 °C. The increase would intensify warming caused by greenhouse gases by half, according to a study by researchers at the University of Leuven, Belgium.

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Diarrhea: Public or Private healthcare, the difference is life or death

Tens of thousands of African children's lives could be lost each year from diarrheal diseases that are effectively treatable with inexpensive oral rehydration salts depending on where they first seek treatment, researchers conclude in a report published online today in…

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Ugandan network to promote Biotechnology in war against Food insecurity

In Uganda, food security presents a daunting challenge. As a result, more than 1/3 of Ugandan children suffer from stunting—failure to grow to the normal height for their age—despite 81 percent of Uganda’s population working in the agricultural sector. 

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Lures of a green economy: Kenya could generate USD45B by 2030

Kenya could benefit from USD 45 billion by 2030 if it transit to a green economy a new study launched Tuesday by the Government of Kenya and the UN Environment Programme shows.

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IFAD, AGRA heads urged African governments to invest in smallholder farmers

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Written by Henry Neondo Wednesday, 12 December 2012 11:52

African governments have been urged to make smart investments in agriculture. The call by Kanayo F. Nwanze, President of International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) President Jane Karuku was made at the Chatham House Food Security Conference in London.

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Study says Banana protects coffee climate change effects

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Written by Isa Chuki Tuesday, 11 December 2012 14:13

Growing coffee and banana together not only generates more income for small-holder farmers, compared to growing either crop alone, but it can also help coffee production to better cope with the effects of climate change, a recent study has shown by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in collaboration with those from the Colombian-based International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).

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Under-age marriages High in Kenya, despite being Illegal

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Written by Anthony Aisi Tuesday, 11 December 2012 12:45

Despite the promulgation of a law prohibiting child marriages in Kenya, the practice is still rampant in the country’s rural areas, a report released by Plan International has revealed.

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