Explainer on what the Omicron Variant is

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Prof Walter Jaoko  Director KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, University of Nairobi The genetic number that the Omicron variant has been given is B.1.1.529. It was first...

Explainer on why the new variant is called Omicron

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Prof Walter Jaoko Director KAVI-Institute of Clinical Research, University of Nairobi The naming of this variants is based on the Greek alphabets. So why is this...

Explainer on misuse of pesticides in Kenya.

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Dr. Timothy Njagi Njeru, Ph.D, Development Economist and Research Fellow ,Tegemeo Institute  "I want to say that we acknowledge that we have instances of misuse...

Press Release:Low Uptake, Lack of Diversity among Challenges Ailing the African Seed Industry

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Nairobi, 1 October 2021- Though improved seeds can deliver state of the art technology to farmers: higher yields, diseases and pest resistance, climate change...

AfriSMC Press Briefing (Africa Seed Industry)

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What: Africa’s evolving seed industry: fostering access to high-quality seeds by small holder farmers for food security and climate resilience.            When:  Thursday, September 30,...

How does IPCC work?

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Dr. Joseph Nzau Mutemi, one of the Lead Authors of the just-released 2021 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and Scientist at the...

Top scientist urges Kenya to take new approach to regulating gene editing crops

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Subjecting Kenya’s gene-edited crops to the same regulations as those developed through genetic modification could unnecessarily slow their release to farmers and consumers, warned...

Explainer on Covid-19 Vaccines improving Surfactant Levels in the Lungs

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Prof. Barack Abonyo Prof. Medical Physiology and Registrar Planning, Partnerships, Research and Innovation, Kibabii University, Kenya "Vaccines improve the level of surfactant. Vaccines are meant to...

SPECIAL GLOBAL MEDIA BRIEFING Topic: Getting your head around the vaccine data

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Organized in collaboration with the Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, Germany, Japan, Israel, Taiwan, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Austria, France, Indonesia and Hong Kong media...

Press Release:Survey shows rise in vaccine hesitancy in Ghana

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Accra, July 23, 2021: Research led by the University of Southampton into the uptake of the COVID-19 vaccine in Ghana, West Africa has concluded...