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...

Press Release:African Countries Urged to Conduct Research along COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out

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Nairobi, 12, October,2021- African countries should carry out research along COVID-19 roll out to build on their knowledge concerning the disease among their own...

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...

Press Release: Kenya Should not Regulate Genome-edited Crops as Genetically Modified Crops, Expert...

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Naivasha, 31st August, 2021-With the increase in population and demands for more food, African countries are looking for ways of boosting food production. This...

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...

Explainer on cassava diseases in Kenya

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Dr Catherine Taracha,Center Director,KALRO Biotechnology Center  “There are two major diseases that challenge cassava production. They include the Cassava Mosaic Disease where you get crinkling...