Food prices in the coast region are on the increase due to prolonged drought.

In Mombasa's Kongowea market, traders are decrying low supply of food produce.

Traditional yellow maize though contains high kernel carotenoids, the concentration of provitamin A (proA) is quite low (<2 μg/g), compared to recommended level (15 μg/g). It also possesses poor endosperm protein quality due to low concentration of lysine and tryptophan. Natural variant of crtRB1 (β-carotene hydroxylase) and lcyE (lycopene-ε-cyclase) cause significant enhancement of proA concentration, while recessive allele, opaque2 (o2) enhances the level of these amino acids.

Over 3.4 million Kenyans face death from starvation as a result of an acute food shortage that has hit at least 14 counties.

Pune: The recent, untimely rain and hail has not just destroyed crops but is causing an attack of various pests and diseases on the state’s rabi harvest.

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in co-ordination with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and their respective implementing partners

Shang’ombo District Commissioner Captain Lawrence Nyambe has disclosed that the district in Western Province is likely to be affected by hunger this year due to poor rains experienced in the distri

A total of 33,948 farming households have been affected by fall armyworms in Dedza, raising fears there may be a reduction in maize production during this farming season, Agriculture officials have

A crop munching worm that can fly up to 100 km (60 miles) at night is spreading rapidly across Africa, threatening food production and the livelihoods of millions of farmers already struggling with

At least 400 hectares of maize field in Tanzania’s northern district of Arusha are on the brink of destruction after an invasion of fall armyworms, destructive pests that are threatening food secur

At least 400 hectares of maize field in Tanzania's northern district of Arusha are on the brink of destruction after an invasion of fall armyworms, destructive pests that are threatening food secur

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