||January 2, 2016 |
Invasive plants pose risk to food production in East Africa
In sub-Saharan Africa, invasive plant species account for harvest declines of not less than 25 per cent. In Ethiopia, yield losses of more than 75 per cent have been reported.
||December 15, 2015 |
Seed bank saves farmers from counterfeit products
The seed bank has around 20 gourds, four of which Kiinga used for keeping maize, beans, sorghum pearl millet, pigeon peas, finger millet, green grams and cow peas.
||December 10, 2015 |
Africa Renewable energy project receives $10 billion in backing
The mega-scale initiative wants to develop all sectors of African renewable energy by 2020, adding at least 10 GW of new renewable energy generation by then, and 300 GW more by 2030.
||September 21, 2015|
Can silk shield Kenyan farmers from climate change?
Silk farming offers one solution. Sericulture is better suited to erratic weather because mulberry trees, whose leaves the silkworms eat, are resilient and require little water. And silkworm rearing is a safer investment because it provides a steady monthly income.
||August 25, 2015 |
Food Forests Could Help End Hunger for Nomads in Arid East Africa
In Samburu County, these forests are planted with 18 species of drought-resistant, fruit-bearing indigenous trees and shrubs, including African oak, the fruits of which are said to be rich in protein and iron, and moringa, known locally as “mother's helper” thanks to its fruit, which helps stimulate milk production in lactating mothers and reduces malnutrition among infants.