Food insecurity: FAO vouches for Innovation in agriculture

Rapid advances in agricultural innovation that address climate change and support family farmers are crucial if the Sustainable Development Goals are to be achieved, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s…

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Japanese seek deeper collaboration with Nigeria, IITA

The Japanese government has assured Nigeria’s Ministry of Agriculture and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) of continued support despite the current downward trend of funding The Head of…

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Big Data in Agriculture Convention holds in Nairobi

More than 130 leading experts in data science, research scientists, policy makers and farmers gather in Nairobi, Kenya from the 3 to 5 October 2018 to discuss big data in…

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JKUAT to Host MTAWA’s Women in Science Workshop

By Patrick Amunavi Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) and the Mentoring Network of African Women in Academia (MTAWA) have organised a two-day workshop (July 24 –25, 2018)…

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Building Resilience to Climate Risks in Africa’s Agriculture

By Mohamed Beavogui Agriculture represents tremendous opportunities for African economies. The sector contributed more than $100 billion to Africa’s GDP in 2016. But much of that potential could be realised…

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Urban youth artists explore talent to address poverty and hunger  

By Clifford Akumu At the periphery of Dandora Phase Six Estate, Nairobi County sits a one story building punctuated with breath-taking graffiti murals, where artists meet to sharpen their lyrical…

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How Women in Kitui County Cope with Aftershocks of Climate Change

By Clifford Akumu   The journey from Kitui town to Mutomo is full of surprises; If it’s not the bumpy road, it is the generosity exhibited by the inhabitants-occasionally punctuated…

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CIMMYT plots an agricultural strategy to meet new challenges

CIMMYT has helped reduce the proportion of hungry people from about half the global population in the 1960s to below 20 percent today. Yearly economic benefits from its research and training activities, conducted on a budget of $180 million, are conservatively estimated at $4 billion. Scientists working at CIMMYT have been honored with a Nobel Peace Prize, three World Food Prizes and many other significant awards.

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Africa youth not inspired to invest in agriculture, experts

It will take more than financial persuasion to hook Africa’s youth into agriculture–currently in the hands of older persons, experts at the ongoing Africa Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) have warned.

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