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Pastoralism is a goldmine if tapped book says

Pastoralism is a goldmine if tapped book says

Kenya’s Minister of State for Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands launched a book on February 13 exploring the challenges and lucrative opportunities existing in pastoralism. The book ‘Pastoralism and Development in Africa: Dynamic Change at the Margins’ seeks to demystify commonplace myths that the practice is not sustainable or profitable.

Lake Naivasha conservation efforts begin bearing fruits

Lake Naivasha conservation efforts begin bearing fruits

Water levels in Kenya’s Lake Naivasha are on the rise following the conservation efforts by various stakeholders around the lake to conserve it. Flower farms, fishermen and farmers at catchment areas are running joint restoration efforts aimed at limiting pollution and wastage of the lake’s water.

Technocrats present five key policies to growing Africa’s Agriculture

Technocrats present five key policies to growing Africa’s Agriculture

Top players in African agriculture recently gathered in Nairobi to present five policies they hope if adopted, will result in rapid growth of the continent’s agriculture and improve on food security.

Ghana’s President Atta Mills join evil forces with Obama, signs GMO into law

Ghana’s President Atta Mills join evil forces with Obama, signs GMO into law

It is heartbreaking to learn that Ghanaian president, John Evans Atta Mills through the support of the Obama administration has officially signed Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) into law.

Malawi to receive a loan to fund rural agriculture

Malawi to receive a loan to fund rural agriculture

Malawi’s Ministry of Agriculture is set to receive for the first time 10 million dollars in loan from OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) for a rural livelihood and economic enhancement project set to benefit 24,000 rural farming households.

Nigeria’s Agricultural Sector To Benefit From Equity Deal

Nigeria’s Agricultural Sector To Benefit From Equity Deal

In a landmark transaction announced last Friday, Zeder Investments Limited, a South African listed agricultural investment company is committing $46.7-million to acquire and expand an agricultural business in Nigeria that will be known as Chayton Africa.

Blood Earth and South Africa’s White Farmers

Blood Earth and South Africa’s White Farmers

On March 8, the Transvaal Agricultural Union (TAU) requested economic sanctions against the President and Parliament of South Africa until they provide white farmers with adequate protection. TAU believes 99.9 % of farm murders are of whites, and is requesting an EU resolution on their behalf.

Escaping parasites and pathogens

Escaping parasites and pathogens

In nature, how do host species survive parasite attacks? This has not been well understood, until now. A new mathematical model shows that when a host and its parasite each have multiple traits governing their interaction, the host has a unique evolutionary advantage that helps it survive.

A major step forward towards drought tolerance in crops

A major step forward towards drought tolerance in crops

A team of plant cell biologists has discovered how to rewire cellular machinery to heighten the plants’ stress response – a finding that can be used to engineer crops to give them a better shot at surviving and displaying increased yield under drought conditions.

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