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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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Devolved Government and Health

By Aghan Daniel This year, the Ministry of Health was allocated Sh 34.7 billion. This is the money that will be shared with the county governments. My first point here is, as things stand currently are County governments prepared to … Continue reading

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Using Smallholder Farmer-Groups to Dig Out Poverty

By Isaiah Esipisu Source: TrustMedia Alumni Blog – After years of dependence of food aid in the semi-arid Eastern Kenya, Stephen Mwangangi from Kinyatta village in Yatta district has discovered how to keep his family food secure by using just … Continue reading

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