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WAP Urges Countries to Impose Moratorium on Factory Farming

By Gift Briton As the world prepares for COP27 to be held in November 2022 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, World Animal Protection(WAP) has called for a moratorium on factory farming, which contributes up to 26%...

Scientists: Gene Editing Key to Sustainable Agriculture in Africa

By Joan Conrow Africa must update its regulations to accommodate the gene-edited crops needed to sustainably intensify agriculture to feed the continent’s growing population, a new study says. “Sustainable intensification of agriculture in Africa is essential...

Drone Technology Shows Potential in Intensifying Locust Control

By Mary Hearty In early 2020, thousands of Kenyan farmers and rural communities suffered a severe disaster following desert locust invasion which destroyed their crops. One swarm of locusts which can comprise of up to four million insects...

Climate Change: Africa Could Lose its Livestock by 2045

By Joseph Maina Livestock are an integral part of Africa’s social, cultural and economic existence. It’s nearly impossible to envisage an Africa devoid of its iconic humped cattle grazing in the savannahs, the languid treks...

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