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new larger wave of locusts threatens millions in africa

Kenya may declare locust infestation a national emergency as crop damage mounts

Sammy Lutta | Daily Nation | 
Residents of the seven sub-counties of Turkana are staring at a looming starvation after millions of locusts invaded farms and ...
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Coronavirus boosts likelihood of food shortage in Kenya as farmers battle crop-destroying locust swarms

Daily Nation | 
Several counties are battling new desert locust invasions despite the ongoing spraying of hatchlings .... Farmers have urged the government ...

Kenyan farmer ‘confused and disappointed’ by anti-science agenda at International Conference on Agroecology

Okisegere Ojepat | Daily Nation | 
The three-day first International Conference on Agroecology Transforming Agriculture and Food Systems in Africa, held recently at the Safari Park ...

Viewpoint: Burkina Faso’s declining cotton yields illustrate need for GMO crops

Verenardo Meeme | Daily Nation | 
At a forum on biotech crops and the Big Four Agenda at the University of Nairobi on April 24, critics ...
Protect agriculture and stand up against GM crops

Anti-GMO activism: Latest example of age-old resistance to innovation, says African biotech scientist

Margaret Karembu | Daily Nation | 
A cloud of resistance hangs over the introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Kenya....Uncertainties created by technophobes instill fear ...
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Hybrid corn could eradicate harvest-destroying disease in Africa

Aghan Daniel | Daily Nation | 
A centralized maize lethal necrosis disease screening facility established in [Kenya] five years ago has released 15 disease-resistant hybrid maize ...
DU Kenya

What’s behind public fear of GMO foods in developing countries?

Margaret Karembu | Daily Nation | 
The genetically modified organism (GMO) debate remains engulfed in a maelstrom of controversies. Sadly, what is largely a First-World debate ...
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Kenyan cotton farmers call on government to lift GMO ban to revive struggling industry

Gaitano Pessa | Daily Nation | 
[Kenyan farmers] were brought to their knees by low cotton yields when farmers lost interest in the crop.... However, if ...
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Can insect-resistant GMO Bt corn help Kenya fight crop pests and climate change?

Brian Okinda | Daily Nation | 
Elizabeth Nduku, a smallholder maize farmer in [Kenya], is dejected. Her crop is worse off than the previous seasons. This ...
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Harvard prof Calestous Juma—passionate advocate for biotechnology in developing world—dies at age 64

Julius Sigei, Walter Menya | Daily Nation | 
US-based Kenyan scholar Calestous Juma, who was in June named as one of the most reputable people in the world, ...
boys plowing

Viewpoint: Africa must modernize farms by embracing biotechnology to fight malnutrition

Mark Lynas | Daily Nation | 
[Editor's note: Mark Lynas is a British journalist and environmentalist.] Africa desperately needs agricultural modernisation. With the most rapidly growing population ...
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Field trial shows insect-resistant GMO corn could help African countries fend off armyworm outbreak

Brian Moseti, Dennis Odunga | Daily Nation | 
Scientists have warned that the armyworm currently ravaging parts of Uganda could enter Kenya anytime, spelling doom for its stressed ...

Kenya rejects GMO corn field trials, citing environmental concerns

Gerald Andae | Daily Nation | 
It will take longer before Kenya conducts open trials on genetically modified (GM) crops after the government said the country ...
Workers harvesting the GM maize at the field trial in Kiboko

Kenyan scientists challenge government officials to lift GMO field trials moratorium

Dennis Odunga | Daily Nation | 
Scientists and students have been piling pressure on the government to lift the ban on GMOs that has been in ...

Field trials of pest-resistant GMO cotton approved in Kenya

Gerald Andae | Daily Nation | 
[The week of September 5], the NBA [National Bio-Safety Authority] allowed Monsanto Kenya Ltd to conduct field trials on GM ...

African farmers missing out on biotech tools to boost yields, mitigate climate change

Daily Nation | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Farmers are missing out ...

Kenya conducting field trials on GMO maize, sorghum, cassava, cotton

James Kariuki | Daily Nation | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The National Biosafety Authority ...
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With new GMO maize, Kenya poised to become leader in African biotech

Calestous Juma | Daily Nation | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Agricultural biotechnology critics are ...

Kenya to lift GMO ban to help fight hunger

Otiato Guguyu | Daily Nation | 
The Kenyan government will lift the ban on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in two months, Deputy President William Ruto has ...

Kenyan scientists want ban lifted on GMO imports

Dennis Odunga | Daily Nation | 
A group of scientists want the speedy lifting of a ban on importation of Genetically Modified (GM) foods. Outlawing GM ...

Mark Lynas: It’s time to ignore anti-GMO activists

Mark Lynas | Daily Nation | 
Fifteen years ago I was an anti-GMO activist, determined to ensure that biotechnology was never adopted. I destroyed crops in ...

Kenya: Biotech supporters lobby to overturn ban

Kamau Kaniaru | Daily Nation | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The supporters of biotechnology have launched a new offensive to overturn last November’s Cabinet ...

A forward-looking Kenya can lead the movement for global food sufficiency

Gilbert Arap Bor | Daily Nation | 
The following is an excerpt. A newly-elected government provides a country with a rare opportunity for a fresh start, and ...

Banning GM foods: Is it ethical to deny a hungry child a meal because of theoretical risks?

David Makumi | Daily Nation | 
In declaring a sweeping ban on all genetically modified products, the government unwittingly invoked the Hyderabad Declaration made during the ...

Kenya issues blanket ban on GM food imports

Kwame Ogero | Daily Nation | 
The recent Cabinet ban on the importation of GM foods citing health risks was unfortunate. It was clear proof that ...
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