Speakers advocate for increased focus on OneHealth as conference ends

Various speakers and participants have called for an increased focus on OneHealth as a holistic way of addressing health issues in Africa; even as the GET conference on OneHealth and Bio-security ended on Friday, 29th October. OneHealth is defined as a…

CSO’s and Media played critical roles to educate lagosians on Covid19 – Akosa

Civil Society Organizations and the Media were instrumental in ensuring that disinformation and rumours that brought about vaccine hesitancy were dispelled to a very large extent in Lagos State. This assertion was made by Ms Titilope Akosa during her presentation…

GET Summit on OneHealth and BioSecurity seeks a OneHealth Paradigm shift for Africa

The 7th African Conference on OneHealth and BioSecurity, anchored by the Global Emerging Pathogens Treatment Consortium ‘GET’ was officially declared open by the Lagos State governor, Babatunde Sanwo-Olu on Wednesday in Lagos, Nigeria. The conference is coming amidst the global…

Covid19: Second Phase, Vaccination and Herd Immunity – Beyond Adverse Effects

When the news hit Nigeria of the production of vaccines to combat the Covid19 pandemic, it was received with huge disbelief that quickly turned into outright rejection. The airwaves and rumour mills were agog with different stories; from seemingly authoritative…

ICRISAT awarded 2021 Africa Food Prize Recognized for helping 25 million farmers in 13 countries to improve income and food production

Nairobi, Kenya, September 8, 2021 – The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has been awarded the 2021 Africa Food Prize, for work that has improved food security across 13 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. ICRISAT, a CGIAR Research…

Amazon and The Nature Conservancy announce launch of Agroforestry and Restoration Accelerator

The initiative will focus on reforestation and regenerative agroforestry in the Amazon rainforest, removing up to 10 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions through 2050. Investment in the nature-based carbon removal solutions will help fight climate change by naturally…

Global conference explores science-based pathways towards sustainable food systems

Science, research and innovation are essential to accelerate the transformation to healthier, more sustainable, more equitable and more resilient food systems. What scientific innovations are needed and how they can inform related policies will be put on the front burner…

Burkina Faso releases its first pearl millet hybrid

High-yieldng, downy mildew-resistant and suitable for food and fodder. Developed by ICRISAT and evaluated by INERA Burkina Faso recently approved the commercial use of its first pearl millet hybrid called Nafagnon. With the approval, the single-cross hybrid also became the first of…

How GEM Technology is pushing Africa towards Self-sufficiency in Rice

The demand for good quality parboiled rice is high in parts of Africa, from east to west, north to south. As at 2015, rice consumption in countries was estimated to be approximately 26 million (MT) of which 13 million MT…

Fish Farmers in Cameroon record increased Income upon Adoption of Technologies

Djam Wilfred Chiatoh, is a fish farmer from the central region of Cameroon. He is also an animal production specialist but after 12 years of poultry, pig and rabbit farming, coupled with a loss of over 2,000 pigs to African…

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