More than three million people are staring at starvation as drought worsens in most parts of Northern Kenya, according to the World Food Programme

Two women, Prof Ruth Oniang’o and MmeMaimouna Coulibali of Mali, have jointly won the award, which was announced yesterday at the ongoing African Green Revolution Forum in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire.

The heightened agribusiness activities in Africa could see the continent stop importing food by 2030, the Africa Agriculture Status Report has forecasted.

Although short rains are expected in a month’s time, the National Drought Management Authority says it will not be enough to end a looming shortage.

The drop-off points for plastic bags are largely empty, a week after the government banned plastic shopping bags and directed Kenyans to discard the remaining ones at designated centres.

The Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization has partnered with Liquid Telecom Kenya to launch an e-service platform for farmers.

Scientists have developed a hardy new hybrid rice that is rainfed, needs no irrigation, grows fast and does well in drier, maize-growing areas.

Environment CS Judi Wakhungu, through a gazette notice dated February 27, banned the use of plastics. This will be effective from next month.

The government’s chief legal advisor wants the High Court to dismiss a case challenging the plastic bags ban, arguing it was filed in the wrong forum.

Kenya will spend Sh2.4 trillion on the implementation of and smooth transition to a low carbon economy.

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