Nairobi — Health Cabinet Secretary Cleopa Mailu is asking for maintenance of a high standard of cleanliness revealing that 92 people have so far been infected by the deadly cholera bacteria in the

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.

Researchers unearth HIV/Aids transmission puzzle At greatest risk are infants whose infected mothers are not on treatment, babies not on preventive drugs, and those on mixed breastfeeding The study

The low level of industrialisation is a major problem in Africa. Many analysts have argued that lack of structural change during the phase of economic expansion since 2000 will impede future growth prospects due to the ongoing reliance on commodities. This in turn has serious consequences for the ability to expand employment.

1044 women of child-bearing age from 25 countries participated in the study. 42% of them had mercury levels greater than 1 ppm — the level that approximately corresponds to the US EPA reference dose.* 55% of the women had mercury levels greater than 0.58 ppm mercury, a more recent, science-based threshold based on data indicating harmful effects at lower levels of exposure. Mercury is a health threat to women and the developing fetus.

Smallholder farmers in coastal Kenya are already significantly affected by climate change, particularly in semi-arid and dryland areas. They have developed a number of innovations to enhance resilience and productivity, eg. crop diversification using resilient local varieties, new planting techniques and wild tree domestication.

This report documents interviews with stakeholders conducted in India, Kenya and Ethiopia to begin to understand how they do, and could, use the science of extreme event attribution (EEA), so that any future analyses in the region can take account of user needs.

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

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