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African Plant breeders get machine to improve neglected crops

A machine that will help scientists to select the best genes  - and help improve the “African orphan crops” has been unveiled in Nairobi,...

Dr Chris Murungaru’s second love at Amboni Farm

It is the season of politics and one man is nowhere to be seen – Dr Chris Murungaru. Once a powerful cabinet minister, it was...

Elanco Animal Health gets grant for East Africa farmers

The US-based Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company has announced that it has received a grant from the Bill &...

Is Professor Wilson the man with armyworm solution?

Kenneth Wilson is the man Africa needs, right now. A Lancaster University professor, Wilson is the man who has been studying army worms and...

US$ 5 Million Funding Kitty for eastern African science innovators announced

A three-year grant fund totalling US$ 5 million has been announced, to enable scientists, researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs in eastern Africa work together to...

How to defeat armyworms in Africa

Tackling the menace of the tenacious fall armyworm pest and avoiding economic hardship for smallholders across Africa requires quick and coordinated action, a massive...

Syngenta and USAID Invest $1.8 million to help Smallholder Farmers in Zambia

Syngenta (www.Syngenta.com) in Zambia, through its subsidiary MRI Seed, has partnered with the Feed the Future Partnering for Innovation, a United States Agency for...

First Fruit fly bait production facility launched in Kenya

A facility to commercially produce a protein bait known as Fruitfly Mania™ for the control of fruit flies has been launched in Kenya. Fruit...

KTDA’s leaf production down 25% on prolonged drought

Factories managed by Kenya Tea Development Agency (KTDA) are now operating below average following a sharp drop in the amount of green leaf delivered...

Kenyan Avocado Farmers Receive Global Certification

More than 300 Kenyan farmers have received GlobalG.A.P. certification - opening the door to the European market - with support from the International Trade...

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