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About meshakenya

Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture in Kenya (MESHA) is an association of communicators who are specialized in science, environment, agriculture, health, technology and development reporting.

Journalist share thier thoughts on Facebook #Why research is Invisible in Africa

How come that research in Africa in invisible? July 3, 2013 : The following is a collection of reactions from a discussion posted on facebook by George Achia early last month, discussing the question on Why Research is Invisible in Africa. … Continue reading

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Need for scientists, regulators and journalists to work together for a biosafe nation

Which Way GMOs By Aghan Daniel, Biosafety is important but so is ensuring that GM crops benefit the rural poor and that decisions are based on sound science. Journalists can report on progress being made on various issues on biosafety … Continue reading

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The really (not) scary truth about nuclear research

By Sandra Chao Nuclear research in agriculture is not as scary as it sounds. “I’m sorry Madam, but the only open field trips are for irrigation and biotechnology,” the clerk at the registration said to me. “Bio-what?” I asked. “Yes, … Continue reading

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WHO ARE THE MEMBERS OF THE TASKFORCE LOOKING INTO GMO BAN IN KENYA?

By George Achia A cabinet meeting chaired by former president, Mwai Kibaki, in November last year, directed the then public health minister Beth Mugo to ban Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) imports until the country is able to certify that GMOs … Continue reading

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National Biosafety Authority to ensure gmo foods safety

By Agatha Ngotho Dr Willy Kiprotich Tonui is the chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Biosafety Authority (NBA). He is one of the leading scientists in Africa and the only Registered Biosafety Professional (RBP). Prior to his appointment, he served … Continue reading

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Why Devolution in the Health Sector should be halted

By Geoffrey Kamadi Rather than bring services closer to the masses thereby increasing efficiency through disaggregation of government functions, it is now feared that devolution might actually have the direct opposite effect. And this is despite the fact that the … Continue reading

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Localizing the GM debate the sure way of developing acceptance

By Kimani Chege While growing up in Nyandarua County, as a farming community, there were many challenges which at some point I thought needed someone bigger than us to solve them. There were problems of infrastructure with impassable roads being … Continue reading

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