Kenya to Use U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit to Strengthen Economic, Security

The Government will use the upcoming US-Africa Leaders Summit to strengthen its economic and security partnership with the US government.

The Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Amb Amina Mohamd today said that President Uhuru Kenyatta will lead a powerful delegation to participate in the summit events that start on August 4.

She said the partnership between Kenya and the US has been working well, contrary to assertions and the new dynamics of the world.

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Kenyan government to invest US$5.7mn in farming equipment

Farmers in Mandera, Kenya will benefit from new farming machinery and tools to construct irrigation canals, according to agriculture director Bernard Okutu
Agriculture director Bernard Okutu stated that the majority of the US$5.7mn budget for Mandera's agricultural sector will be used to purchase farm machinery and build irrigation canals.

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Biotechnology can enhance food production in Kenya

The recent endorsement of agricultural biotechnology by President Barack Obama through a letter to Julie Borlaug, the granddaughter of Norman Borlaug, the ‘father of the Green Revolution’, is a pointer of how important this technology is in food production and security in the world.

President Obama said that he shares his belief that “investment in enhanced biotechnology is an essential component of the solution to some of our planet’s most pressing agricultural problems,”

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Researchers devise aflatoxin test kit for Kenyan farmers

Researchers at Egerton University in Kenya have collaborated with the University of Colorado to develop a simple aflatoxin kit that will help farmers in the field control food poisoning
The project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has allowed researchers to create a simple kit which will allow farmers to carry out tests on their grains before marketing to ascertain quality.
“The procedure involves crushing grains and then mixing with ethanol.

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