Science and Technology

Wednesday, 21 September 2005 06:00

AWC Reporters Win ICT Awards

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Two African Woman and Child Features service reporters have won first prizes in the 2004 African Information Society Initiative (AISI) Media Awards for reporting on Gender and Information, Communication and Technologies (ICTs).

Experts have developed a management measure that includes the application of biopesticide that helps keep off fruit flies that damage crops in Africa.

As the World Population Day is marked on July 11, many challenges continue to bedevil continents.

According to the World Population Review, Africa is the second-largest and second most populous ontinent on earth with an estimated population in 2013 of 1.033 billion people.

Aid agencies have ambitious goals to empower women in the developing world. Yet many feminists believe donors’ gender policies are depoliticised that they fail to address the unequal power balances between men and women.

A professor of Horticulture at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology is making waves internationally by her determination to identify and promote local traditional vegetables for local and international consumption and use.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014 11:52

Global planting of Biotech Crops on the increase

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A new study shows that more than 18 million farmers in 27 countries planted biotech crops in 2013.

The International Centre for Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) Director General Dr Segenet Kelemu has won the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science award, making her the first woman from Africa to win the prestigious award.

Africa’s current leadership in agricultural research is in small number, mostly male, and on the verge of retirement and with a few experienced professionals.

Majority of the farmers are women who require a catalyst for innovations with high potential to contribute to their prosperity.

Women who are smallholder farmers in Africa have been rated as key to addressing the food security situation in the continent.

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